Anne Marie Armstrong was named All-SEC by league coaches and the AP last season.
Aug. 17, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The 2012-13 schedule for the Georgia Lady Bulldogs features a dozen contests versus teams that competed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Head coach Andy Landers, who enters his 34th season at UGA just five victories shy of his 800th win with the Lady Bulldogs, announced the schedule on Friday.
Georgia will open the campaign with a matchup against perennial national power Rutgers at Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The game will pit Landers against C. Vivian Stringer. Stringer and Landers rank No. 1 and No. 3 in career victories among active Division I women's basketball coaches with 885 and 877 wins, respectively.
Following four additional home dates, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the University of New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament. Georgia will face Saint Bonaventure in the opening round on Nov. 23. The Lady Bulldogs' remaining non-conference slate includes trips to three BCS opponents - Georgia Tech of the ACC on Sunday, Dec. 2, TCU of the Big 12 on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Illinois of the Big Ten on Friday, December 28.
Just as the Georgia football team will this fall, the Lady Bulldogs open league competition in the expanded 14-member Southeastern Conference by facing Missouri in its first-ever conference outing. The Tigers will visit Stegeman Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 3, in the SEC opener for both teams.
All told, Georgia will have 10 league dates versus 2012 NCAA Tournament participants, including home-and-home matchups with Arkansas and Florida. The Lady Bulldogs travel to Tennessee on Jan. 6, host South Carolina on Jan. 13, face Arkansas in Fayetteville on Jan. 17 and host the Razorbacks on Feb. 21, host Texas A&M on Jan. 20, host Florida on Jan. 27 and trek to Gainesville on Feb. 17, visit Kentucky on Feb. 3, travel to LSU on Feb. 10 and host Vanderbilt on March 3 in the regular-season finale.
Game times for all SEC contests will be announced once the league's television package is set.
The 2013 SEC Tournament will be contested at the Arena at Gwinnett in Duluth, Ga., from March 6-10. Georgia will look to extend its streak of 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances when "March Madness" tips off on the weekend of March 23 at 16 sites nationwide. The Lady Bulldogs' tally of 29 NCAA bids ranks second nationally.
Landers, the first and still only full-time women's basketball head coach in UGA history, begins his 34th season in Athens just five victories shy of his 800th win at Georgia and 23 victories away from his 900th win as a collegiate head coach.
The Lady Bulldogs have been a top-10 pick in early projections for the 2012-13 campaign. Georgia returns four starters - seniors Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine Hassell and Jasmine James and junior Khaalidah Miller - and five additional letterwinners from last year's team, which finished 22-9 overall and ranked No. 20 in the final editions of the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN polls. In addition, Landers will welcome five freshmen to the 2012-13 roster.