A closer look at No. 16 Georgia vs. Lipscomb


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 – 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 – 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’s leading scorer, averaging 15.4 points (in 24.3 minutes) per game. … Freshman Halle Washington recorded a blocked shot against Kennesaw State and has 12 for the season. … Against Lipscomb, the Lady Bulldogs exceeded their previous best scoring output by 11 points. … 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. … Ashley Southern, who has six double-doubles this season, has twice been named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week. … 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. … Lipscomb players from Georgia include Maya Dillard (Buford), freshman forward Elise Spann (Allatoona) and senior forward O’Neisha Smith (Chapel Hill). … Greg Brown, a Lipscomb alum, is in his second season as coach of the Lady Bisons; he’s got a 5-31 record.

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