Georgia Plays Host to South Carolina State

Nov. 15, 2012

Georgia Bulldogs (2-0, 0-0) vs. South Carolina State (1-0, 0-0)
Friday, November 16, 2012 - Tipoff Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Stegeman Coliseum - Athens, Ga.
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Tiaria Griffin

Georgia hosts Lady Bulldogs

No. 10 Georgia continues a stretch of four games in seven days when the Lady Bulldogs host S.C. State on Friday evening at Stegeman Coliseum. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m., and the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a red 2012-13 Lady Bulldog schedule cup.

Georgia began its every-other-day schedule by defeating Presbyterian on Wednesday and also will host Belmont and Savannah State on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

Georgia is 2-0 on the young season and looking to continue to build on the newfound depth on this year's roster. In the victory over Presbyterian, nine Lady Bulldogs logged between 19 and 24 minutes played.

S.C. State opened its campaign with a 77-42 win over Claflin on Nov. 9. Sophomore Kourtney Williams exploded for 24 points in the rout.


Probable Starters

GEORGIA LADY BULLDOGS
Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG
G 10 Jasmine James 5-9 Sr. Memphis, Tn. 8.0 3.0
G 1 Khaalidah Miller 5-9 Jr. Atlanta, Ga. 9.5 2.5
G 20 Shacobia Barbee 5-10 Fr. Murfreesboro, Tn. 2.5 4.0
F 3 Anne Marie Armstrong 6-3 Sr. Norcross, Ga. 5.0 3.0
F 12 Jasmine Hassell 6-2 Sr. Lebanon, Tn. 12.0 5.5

#Assists Per Game

Head Coach: Andy Landers
Record at Georgia / Years: 797-268 / 34th season
Overall Record/Years: 879-289 / 38th season

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LADY BULLDOGS
Pos. No. Name Ht. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG
G 4 Duren Cabroe 5-6 Sr. Oviedo, Fla. 7.0 2.0
G 3 Tiara Knotts 5-4 Sr. Columbia, S.C. 15.0 2.0
F 1 Kourney Williams 5-9 So. Warren, Ohio 24.0 6.0
F 23 Cherisha Floyd 6-0 Jr. Orangeburg, S.C. 0.0 3.0
F 45 Fannie Goodwin 6-2 Sr. Hopkins, S.C. 4.0 5.0

Head Coach: Doug Robertson
Record at Southern Miss / Years: 46-75 / 5th season
Overall Record / Years: 99-107 / 8th season


Starting Five

  • Georgia is 8-1 all-time against S.C. State, including a 5-0 mark in Athens
  • Four Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures in last year's 85-48 victory over S.C. State
  • Jasmine Hassellis 36 points shy of becoming Lady Bulldog Basketball's 33rd 1,000-point scorer
  • Andy Landersis now just three wins shy of his 800th victory at Georgia...and becoming just the eighth college basketball coach with 800 wins at one Division I school
  • Freshmen have accounted for 36.8 percent of UGA's minutes played

Keeping an eye on...entering the S.C. State game:

Andy Landers is...

  • 3 wins shy of his 800th victory at UGA
  • 21 wins shy of his 900th career victory

Jasmine James is...

  • 26 points from No. 29 Kara Braxton among UGA's career leaders

Khaalidah Miller is...

  • 8 3FGs from co-No. 10s Coco Miller and Pam Irwin-Osbolt among UGA's career leaders

Jasmine Hassell is...

  • 36 points shy of becoming UGA's 33rd 1,000-point career scorer

Anne Marie Armstrong is...

  • 15 blocks from No. 10 Wanda Holloway among UGA's career leaders

Series history vs. the Lady Bulldogs

The Last Meeting
S.Carolina State48
Georgia85
November 30, 2011
Athens, Ga.
Lady Bulldogs Roll Over S.C. State
Jasmine James notched 17 points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals as the No. 15 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (6-1) beat the South Caroline State Bulldogs (2-3), 85-48, Wednesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs are 8-1 all-time against S.C. State, including a 5-0 mark in Stegeman Coliseum.

Georgia is 25-1 all-time against teams currently competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference along with S.C. State.

Last season, Jasmine Jamesscored 17 points to lead four Georgia players in double figures in a 85-48 victory on Nov. 30. Georgia started the game with a dominant 16-0 run in the first 6:38 and never looked back.

Prior to that, UGA and SCSU hadn't met since the early stages of the Lady Bulldogs' 1996 NCAA runner-up campaign. La'Keshia Frettand Pam Irwin scored 16 points apiece to lead No. 10 Georgia to a 93-32 victory in a first-round matchup at the 1995 Carolinas Beach Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Last time out...

Jasmine Hassellscored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the No. 10 past Presbyterian, 66-38, on Wednesday evening.

Additional leaders for the Lady Bulldogs included a pair of freshmen - Merritt Hempe with 11 points, three steals and a team-high three blocks and Shacobia Barbeewith three assists and a team-high five steals.

Georgia started the game strong with a 9-3 run. Later in the opening half, Hassell sank a pair of free throws to spark an 8-0 run that put Georgia up 26-13 with four minutes left in the period.

The Lady Bulldogs began the second period in similar fashion as the first by outscoring Presbyterian 6-0 in the first two minutes.

Landers closing in on 800 at UGA

Andy Landersenters tonight's game just three victories shy of securing his 800th win at Georgia.

Landers first chance to reach the milestone could come next Tuesday against Savannah State. Ironically, Landers posted his 800th overall career win (including 82 victories at Roane State College from 1975-79) with a 74-28 decision over Savannah State on Jan. 15, 2009.

Landers' tally of "Ws" in Athens now warrants expansion from just women's hoops 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 outlined in the column below. Active coaches are in bold.

Division I Wins at One School

(through games on Nov. 14)

Rk.Coach, SchoolWins
1. Pat Summitt, Tennessee 1098
2. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 891
3. Dean Smith, North Carolina 879
4. Adolph Rupp, Kentucky 876
5. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 856
6. Jim Phelan, Mt. St. Mary's 830
7. Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 805
8. Andy Landers, Georgia 797
9. Jody Conradt, Texas 783
10. Robin Selvig, Montana 775

Freshmen garnering PT

Georgia's freshman class played significant minutes in the Lady Bulldogs' first two outings.

In the season-opening win over Rutgers, Shacobia Barbee started and played 21 minutes, while Merritt Hempewas the first player off the Georgia bench at the 16:38 mark of the first half. Freshmen logged 49 total minutes of playing time against the Scarlet Knights.

That tally jumped considerably against Presbyterian, when freshmen accounted for 98 (of 200) MP.

All told, freshmen can claim 36.8 percent of the Lady Bulldogs' total playing time in those contests.

"We have a freshman class that's going to be able to help us; there's no question about that," Landers said following the season opener against Rutgers. "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."

Injury ends Jones' career

Ebony Joneswill not play during 2012-13 due to recurring issues with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in her left knee. The senior played in only one game (at Mercer) last season after injuring her knee during the preseason.

For her career, Jones, played in 36 games, including one start as a sophomore, and averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.

Freshman starter sorority grows

Andy Landers' penchant for putting freshmen into the Lady Bulldogs' starting five continued against Rutgers.

Shacobia Barbeebecame the 70th freshman to start for Georgia during Landers' 34 seasons in Athens...and the 22nd who got the nod for her collegiate debut.

Landers announced Barbee's starting status at a preseason reception with courtside seat holders on Nov. 7.

"Shacobia has been very impressive throughout the fall," Landers said. "She's earned the confidence of her coaches and her teammates, and I suspect she'll do very well."

 

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