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Beyond The Hedges: Big wins for women’s basketball, Ice Dawgs

Momentum gained for women’s hoops; Ice Dawgs top Tech and baseball season tickets are sold out

NCAA Womens Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Georgia vs South Carolina Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend may have been a disaster for the Hoop Dawgs. In other parts of the Georgia athletics spectrum, the results were much better.

The Lady Dawgs came alive in the second half as women’s basketball took a 61-50 win against Auburn. Georgia, now 11-7 overall and 2-3 in SEC play, outscored Auburn’s bench 34-4 and enjoyed a big afternoon from Shaniya Jones.

Georgia led for the first time 34-33 in the third quarter and inched away from there. The win came at a good time for Georgia as it has upcoming games against top-ranked South Carolina and No. 23 Arkansas coming up.

It couldn’t have been a much better weekend in Savannah for the Ice Dawgs. Now only did they grind out a thrilling shootout win over Georgia Tech, but Georgia also captured the Thrasher Cup at the Savannah Hockey Classic, rallying from being down 3-1 to force OT before taking the win. Jack Ryan, Aaron Phillips and Jackson Katz collected goals for the Dawgs. Katz also had a goal and two assists in Friday’s 6-2 win against Florida.

Georgia has now won the most titles of the event, nine total, one ahead of the Yellow Jackets.

The Ice Dawgs are at Clemson on Friday and host Tennessee on Jan. 31.

Tennis season unofficially kicked off with the second annual “First Serve” event that included on-court exhibitions.

Men’s tennis opens its season today at 2 pm against Kennesaw State. The women meanwhile host the ITA Classic on Jan. 25-26.

With highly-touted pitching and preseason top-ten predictions, much is expected of the Diamond Dawgs. And that expectation has trickled down to Georgia fans. UGA has announced that season tickets for this year are sold out, while single-game tickets will also be available.

Georgia opens the season Feb. 14.

Go Dawgs!