About the Game
- No. 10 Georgia opens an eight-day, play-every-other-day portion of its 2012-13 schedule on Wednesday when the Lady Bulldogs host Prebyterian at Stegeman Coliseum at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Lady Bulldog schedule magnets.
- Georgia initiated its campaign on Sunday with a 57-51 victory over Rutgers. The Lady Bulldogs' four returnning double-digit starters all stayed true to last season's form in the victory. Khaalidah Miller paced Georgia with 12 points, while seniors Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine Hassell and Jasmine James chipped in 10 points apiece.
- Presbyterian arrives in Athens riding the momentum of perhaps the biggest victory in the program's history...and certainly its most significant "W" in six seasons of Division I competition. The Blue Hose topped Clemson, 49-46, on Sunday afternoon behind 19 points from Dria David, a Lawrenceville, Ga., native and Central Gwinnett HS alum.
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Head Coach: Andy Landers
Record at Georgia / Years: 796-268 / 34th season
Overall Record/Years: 878-289 / 38th season
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Series history vs. PC Georgia
- PC Georgia is 3-0 all-time against Presbyterian,
including a pair of victories at
- Most recently, the Lady Bulldogs
secured a 93-49 win on Jan. 2, 2008.
Seniors Megan Darrah, who scored
20 points, and Tasha Humphrey, who
notched a double-double of 15 points
and 14 rebounds, led the way for UGA.
- A complete box score from that
games - as well as game-by-game
results in the series - can be found on
Page 3 of these Game Notes.
- That contest was the final victory in
a 13-game winning streak to open the
- Georgia's Feb. 20, 1979, win over
Presbyterian holds a unique place in
the history of Lady Bulldog Basketball. It
was the last game - and win - for UGA
prior to the hiring of Andy Landers as
the school's first - and still only - fulltime
women's basketball head coach.
Georgia wrapped up the 1978-79 season
with a 62-46 victory over the Lady
Blue Hose. Two months and four days
later - April 24 to be exact - newly appointed
UGA Director of Athletics Vince
Dooley made Landers his first head
coaching hire, largely on the recommendation
of Liz Murphey, Georgia's legendary
SWA and women's golf coach.
- That move has paid major dividends.
Georgia was a woeful 37-85 in the six
seasons of intercollegiate competition
prior to Landers' arrival, an average of
6.2 wins per year.
- Under Landers, the Lady Bulldogs
have posted 33 consecutive winning
seasons and have long been on an extremely
short list of the nation's premier
- Presbyterian is one of just two
programs Georgia played more than
once and owned an undefeated edge
over prior to Andy Landers' arrival as
UGA's first full-time women's basketball
head coach in 1979. DeKalb
College is the other.
Last Time Out...
Four Lady Bulldogs notched doubledigit
scoring efforts as No. 10 Georgia
defeated Rutgers, 57-51, Sunday in the
season opener for both teams.
After trailing 12-8 early, Georgia utilized
an 18-4 run to build a double-digit
advantage at 26-16 with 4:17 left in the
first half. A free throw from freshman
Tiaria Griffin at the 11:14 mark gave the
Lady Bulldogs a lead they would not
relinquish the rest of the afternoon.
Georgia led 28-18 at the intermission
before Rutgers opened the second
stanza with a 9-1 surge to close the gap
to 29-27. Following a timeout, Jasmine
Hassell scored on a layup to push the
lead back to four.
The contest was a one-possession
game for the final occasion at 35-32
before Erika Ford scored five straight
Georgia points to extend the margin to
40-34 just 1:18 later.
The Lady Bulldogs eventually worked
their lead back to double digits twice before
a pair of late threes from Rutgers.
Freshmen Contribute In Debuts
Georgia's freshman class played
significant minutes in the Lady Bulldogs'
season-opening win over Rutgers, a traditional
NCAA Tournament participant.
Shacobia Barbee started and played
21 minutes, while Merritt Hempe was
the first player off the Georgia bench at
the 16:38 mark of the first half.
All told, Barbee, Hempe, Marjorie
Butler and Tiaria Griffin logged 49
minutes - just shy of 25 percent of
the Lady Bulldogs' total playing time
in the contest.
"I would like for them to play more
than they did today," Andy Landers said.
"We have a freshman class that's going
to be able to help us; there's no question
about that. You saw glimpses of that
today. They'll grow and mature as we
move along and in another month or so
they'll look totally different than today."
Landers closing in on 800 at UGA
Andy Landers enters tonight's
game with Presbyterian just four victories
shy of securing his 800th win
at the University of Georgia.
The Lady Bulldogs will have four
home games over the next eight days,
making next Tuesday's matchup with
Savannah State the earliest potential
reaching of the milestone.
Landers' career tally of "Ws" in Athens
now warrants expansion from just
women's basketball to NCAA Division I
basketball overall. The Lady Bulldogs'
first - and still only - full-time women's
basketball head coach, Landers will
soon become the eighth Division I
coach - men's or women's - to secure
800 victories at a single school as
oulined in the column to the right. Active
coaches are in bold-faced type.