Landers' Ladies made a quick appearance and exit from the SEC Women's basketball tourney, dropping one to South Carolina after a first round bye in the Nashville event.
Having been so reliant on starters logging huge minutes all year, the spin is a little rest should do this team good going in to the dance. Injuries have been an issue for months, and they bit the girls again Friday night. The Lady Cocks used a hot run late in the second half, along with going 6 for 6 on free throws down the stretch to close things out. Like Georgia, they've bounced in and out of the top 25 all season.
Andy Landers told reporters after the game that, "I think the game played out the way we thought it would. It was played hard and defensively, both teams did a reasonably good job of defending the other. At the end of the day, I really thought the their ability to get to the basket - whether through deep penetration or a pass into the post - led to fouls, which basically decided the basketball game."
The women's NCAA bracket will be released on Monday the 12th, and that's when we'll find out where the rest of the 2011-2012 season takes the women's hoops program. If history is any indication, it'll be a long trip out west, or to the northeast in the same bracket as Geno Auriema.