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Lady Dawgs Look To Emerge From Logjam

Georgia returns home Sunday against Florida

Lauren Tolbert, UGA Sports Communications

Bogged in the middle of the SEC standings, this time of year is all about leverage for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team.

And they have a pretty good chance to improve that position over the next handful of games.

Georgia’s latest close loss, Sunday’s 59-58 setback to Auburn after the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t quite hold onto a 13-point lead, dropped them to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the SEC.

Officially, that places Georgia tenth in the standings. The other half of that is there’s a logjam of teams with 5-4 and 4-5 records with Kentucky being third. A win or two can make the difference between moving toward the top of the standings or being near the bottom end of it.

The good news for Georgia? Chances are good to build some momentum during the next four games. The Lady Dawgs play three of their next four at home, starting Sunday against Florida. In fact, two of its next three opponents during the upcoming stretch which also includes Ole Miss have won a combined three league contests this year.

Georgia also travels to South Carolina, who is ranked 12th. That game will give the Lady Dawgs a chance at redemption after dropping recent contests to ranked opponents Texas A&M and Mizzou.

Leading the Lady Dawgs

Along with the heavy presence of Caliya Robinson, who is coming off a 22-point and 1-rebound outing against Auburn, Taja Cole continues to lead Georgia from the backcourt with an SEC-high 6.5 assists per game.

Georgia continues to be consistent on the boards as a team, placing fourth in the SEC with 36.0 rebounds per game. That’s an area that the Lady Bulldogs will likely try to continue to set a tone on Sunday and beyond.