Georgia - Presbyterian Game Notes

Nov. 13, 2012

Georgia Bulldogs (1-0, 0-0) vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose (1-0, 0-0)
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Tipoff Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Stegeman Coliseum - Athens, Ga.
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Jasmine Hassell

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.

Probable Starters

Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG
F 12 Jasmine Hassell 6-2Sr. Lebanon, Tn. 10.0 2.0
F 3Anne Marie Armstrong 6-3 Sr. Norcross, Ga. 10.0 6.0
G 20 Shacobia Barbee 5-10 Fr. Murfreesboro, Tn. 1.0 3.0
G1 Khaalidah Miller 5-9 Jr. Atlanta, Ga. 12.0 3.0
G 10 Jasmine James 5-9Sr. Memphis, Tn. 10.0 4.0

#Assists Per Game

Head Coach: Andy Landers
Record at Georgia / Years: 796-268 / 34th season
Overall Record/Years: 878-289 / 38th season

Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG
F 5 Dria David 5-8Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 19.0 3.0
F 10 Karlee Taylor 5-6Jr. Asheville, N.C. 9.0 3.0
G 3 Sherece Smith 5-8 Jr. Clemson, S.C. 1.0 3.0
G 22 Shonda Burnside 6-3 Sr. Gray Court, S.C. 6.0 6.0
G 51Mariah Pietrowski 6-2Sr. Elizabethton, Tn. 10.0 9.0

Series history vs. PC Georgia

  • PC Georgia is 3-0 all-time against Presbyterian, including a pair of victories at Stegeman Coliseum.
  • 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 2007-08 campaign.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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.




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