For the 11th time in the last 12 years, the Lady Dogs have advanced to the second round of the N.C.A.A. women's basketball tournament.
The third-seeded Red and Black took care of Marist in the first round, thanks to the efforts of Sherill Baker and Tasha Humphrey, who scored 23 points apiece. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 48 per cent from the field (28 of 59) while limiting to the Red Foxes to 35 per cent shooting (21 of 60).
I saw a fair portion of this game, although E.S.P.N. shifted away after it began to get out of hand. This was a result of the Worldwide Leader's "whiparound coverage," which involved switching from less competitive to more competitive games and should not be confused with a "whooparound," which is the term my old friend Pete Allen uses to describe a sudden reversal of direction in his pickup truck that does not involve the use of a properly marked turn lane.
This may just be me, but, personally, I like it when Trey Wingo interrupts my game and says, in effect, "Excuse me, but it's so clear to us here in Bristol that Georgia is going to win this game going away that we're switching to a game in which it is at least remotely conceivable that the team that is trailing might come back to win, because that ain't happening in this one."
In the second round, Georgia will take on Hartford. The 11th-seeded Hawks upset No. 6 seed Temple when it turned out that the Owls were not what they seemed. The America East tourney champions claimed the first N.C.A.A. tournament win in school history to set up the showdown with the Lady Dogs.