Head coach Andy Landers
March 29, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash. --- The fourth-seeded Georgia women’s basketball team continued its preparations Friday for tomorrow night’s “Sweet 16” match-up vs. No. 1 seed Stanford. The regional semifinal match-up is set for a 9:04 p.m. EDT tip-off at the Spokane Arena in the city that has become the team’s home away from home over the last two weeks.
Georgia (27-6) met with the media Friday afternoon before going through a 90-minute practice at the site of the “Sweet 16” match-up.
“Obviously they’re very good,” head coach Andy Landers said of Stanford. “The thing I think they may have, as with a lot of great teams, really the better teams in the country right now, may be their defense. That’s been the case with Baylor, Connecticut, and with Stanford. I’m very impressed with how they defend different teams. And obviously they’re big. They have excellent size and as the game goes on they can get even better coming off the bench. They’re a very complete team.”
Georgia won its first two NCAA Tournament games also in Spokane, defeating Montana and Iowa State, respectively, and remained in town for the regional on what currently stands as a nine-day road trip and counting. The Cardinal (33-2) moved on to Spokane following early round wins over Tulsa and Michigan. Both programs are playing in their 20th “Sweet 16” all-time.
Tomorrow night’s game will be televised on ESPN with Dave Pasch doing the play-by-play, Debbie Antonelli the color analyst, and LaChina Robinson hitting the sidelines. It will also be carried on the radio along the Bulldog Sports Network by IMG, with Jeff Dantzler on the call, and on Georgiadogs.com with a GTV subscription.