LIPSCOMB AT NO. 16 GEORGIA
WHEN/WHERE:¬†7 p.m. today/Stegeman Coliseum
TV/RADIO:¬†The Ref 960-AM/103.7-FM (Gainesville)
RECORDS:¬†Lipscomb is 2-5. Georgia is 10-0
PROBABLE STARTERS:¬†Lipscomb ‚Äì¬†G Chandler Cooper (RFr., 5-11, 16.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg); G Danay Forthergill (RSo., 5-7, 19.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg); F Ashley Southern (RSo., 6-1, 15.6 ppg, 13.7 rpg); G Sara Bliss (Jr., 5-8, 13.1 ppg, 1.0 rpg); G Maya Dillard (Fr., 5-6, 6.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg).
Georgia ‚Äì¬†G Khaalidah Miller (Sr., 5-9, 11.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg); G Shacobia Barbee (So., 5-10, 10.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg); F Merritt Hempe (So., 6-2, 7.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg); G/F Krista Donald (Jr., 5-11, 8.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg); G Erika Ford (Jr., 5-9, 10.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg).
SERIES:¬†The two teams met for the first time last December, with Georgia taking a 93-42 victory.
SEASON AT A GLANCE:¬†The Lady Bisons had four players score in double figures last Saturday as they defeated Jacksonville State 86-79. On Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum, Georgia had five players in double figures and 11 of the 12 Lady Bulldogs who played scored at least two points in a 91-32 victory over Kennesaw State.
NOTEWORTHY:¬†Tiaira Griffin, who hit 4 of 8 3-point attempts and had 13 points against Kennesaw State, is Georgia‚Äôs leading scorer, averaging 15.4 points (in 24.3 minutes) per game. ‚Ä¶ Freshman Halle Washington recorded a blocked shot against Kennesaw State and has 12 for the season. ‚Ä¶ Against Lipscomb, the Lady Bulldogs exceeded their previous best scoring output by 11 points. ‚Ä¶ The Lady Bisons have been playing without Alex Banks, who has seen action in only one game, posting a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds; Danay Forthergill has also played just one game, but she had 19 points and three rebounds against Jacksonville State. ‚Ä¶ Ashley Southern, who has six double-doubles this season, has twice been named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week. ‚Ä¶ Like Georgia, which recently returned from a 12-day break between games, the Lady Bisons took a considerable early-season respite, losing to Murray State 86-79 on Dec. 30 and defeating Jacksonville State 14 days later. ‚Ä¶ Lipscomb players from Georgia include Maya Dillard (Buford), freshman forward Elise Spann (Allatoona) and senior forward O‚ÄôNeisha Smith (Chapel Hill). ‚Ä¶ Greg Brown, a Lipscomb alum, is in his second season as coach of the Lady Bisons; he‚Äôs got a 5-31 record.