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Nov. 29, 2015

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. | Senior guard Tiaria Griffin tied a career high with 23 points, while fellow senior Shacobia Barbee scored 13 fourth quarter points to lead the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team past BYU, 66-58, Friday night in the opening game of the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Classic. It marked the third time in four games this season Griffin […] - Full Story

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. | Georgia senior guard Tiaria Griffin was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2015 Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Classic as she led the Lady Bulldogs basketball team to an 83-58 victory against California State Northridge in Saturday’s championship game. Griffin finished with 25 points to set a career high for the second-straight game. It […] - Full Story

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Nov. 27, 2015

The Lady Bulldogs are in Northridge, Calif., to play in the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Classic. Georgia plays BYU at 8 p.m. today and either Cal State Northridge or Penn State on Saturday. Here are three things to know. IN REVIEW Georgia played its best game of the season Tuesday in a 75-28 squash of winless […] - Full Story

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Nov. 25, 2015

As Joni Taylor hit full stride delivering her take on freshman Caliya Robinson’s play following Tuesday’s win over Georgia Southern, the Georgia coach felt something change in the post-game interview room. “I think watching Caliya, you can see her athleticism and when she figures it out,” Taylor said before hesitating. … “Is she standing behind […] - Full Story

By jumping out to an early lead and maintaining its intensity the rest of the way, Georgia was able to provide playing time to some youngsters and a significant respite for its front-line players. All 10 of Lady Bulldogs who got on the floor Tuesday put points on the board as Georgia hammered Georgia Southern […] - Full Story

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Nov. 23, 2015

BACK ON TOP, BACK TO THE GRIND:After a nightmare road trip to Michigan State, Georgia improved to 2-1 with a convincing 78-66 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday, and the Lady Bulldogs will close out the week and the month hosting Georgia Southern at 7 p.m. Tuesday before heading to California for back-to-back games in […] - Full Story

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Nov. 18, 2015

TIME TO HIT THE TRAIL Georgia was successful in its 2015-16 season opener, dispatching Stetson 76-55 in a game that was relatively tight until the Lady Bulldogs broke it open by outscoring the Hatters 22-6 in the third quarter. Now new coach Joni Taylor and her charges are prepped for their first road game, set […] - Full Story

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Nov. 16, 2015

Playing four quarters was a new wrinkle for the Georgia women’s basketball team, but they handled the change with no problems Sunday, dismantling visiting Stetson 76-55 in Joni Taylor’s first game as the Lady Bulldogs head coach. Georgia, which won the 900th game in program history and its 10th consecutive season opener, outscored the Hatters […] - Full Story

As weird as it was seeing Andy Landers not coach, it was equally great watching Joni Taylor do her thing in Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday. The Lady Bulldogs started a new era proper, beating Stetson 76-55 in a show that included Atlanta rapper Silento bringing fans to the court at the half to Whip and […] - Full Story

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Nov. 11, 2015

Shacobia Barbee, who enters her senior season on the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team, was named to the 2015-16 Preseason All-SEC Second Team as voted on by league coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday. This is the third consecutive year Barbee has been named a Preseason All-SEC Second Team member. She earned the honor at […] - Full Story

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Nov. 9, 2015

With Georgia’s season opener against Stetson set for 2 p.m. Sunday, new coach Joni Taylor said she hasn’t yet settled on a starting lineup and admitted it hasn’t been easy figuring out the first five Lady Bulldogs she’ll send out on the court. “In some cases and some positions, yes, it has been (difficult to […] - Full Story

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Nov. 2, 2015

In his 36 years as coach of the Georgia women’s basketball team, Andy Landers rarely shied from playing freshmen he felt could make a positive contribution. More than 70 Lady Bulldog rookies earned at least one start in their first season under Landers, with one winning National Freshman of the Year honors and 16 receiving […] - Full Story

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Oct. 22, 2015

Since being named head coach of Georgia’s women’s basketball team in the early spring, Joni Taylor’s thoughts had not strayed from the job at hand — until one important day. A few months after her appointment to succeed the iconic Andy Landers as the leader of the Lady Bulldogs, Taylor (nee Crenshaw) married former South […] - Full Story

The Georgia women’s basketball team enters the 2015-16 season in an unfamiliar position — as the underdog. That’s not surprising, given the season most of these Lady Bulldogs — including four returning starters — endured a year ago. After opening with 12 consecutive wins and getting off to a 4-1 start in Southeastern Conference play, […] - Full Story

Utilize Joni’s vigorous drive Several players have spoken of new coach Joni Taylor’s energetic approach, and the Lady Bulldogs are embracing that point of view. Georgia is traditionally a good defensive team and Taylor’s plan to employ a more up-tempo offensive approach could pay dividends on the other end of the floor. Stay healthy When […] - Full Story

— Shacobia Barbee (G/F, Sr., 5-10) is the Lady Bulldogs’ best player and one of the premier players in the Southeastern Conference. In her career, she’s averaged 10 points and 6.9 rebounds a night, but her season was cut short last year with a fractured fibula. All reports indicate she’s at 100 percent and will […] - Full Story

— Sunday, Nov. 22 vs. Georgia Tech : The Lady Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets will do battle in Athens in Georgia’s third game of the season. Tech made the NIT last year but the Lady Bulldogs have won the last four meetings. It’s always a good test to meet this in-state rival early, and both […] - Full Story

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Sep. 10, 2015

The announcement in April that Joni Taylor would succeed the retiring Andy Landers as coach of the Georgia women’s basketball team was met with near-universal acclaim. Another major change in the team’s operation, unveiled a few months later, was considerably less well received. Over the summer, season ticket holders were informed by letter that in […] - Full Story

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Jun. 23, 2015

What you do to make money isn’t always wrapped with who you are as a person, but it’s nearly impossible for a coach to avoid such. Coaching isn’t as a much a profession as it is a way of living. That’s nothing new. But for most of us, the alarm clock going off at 4:45 […] - Full Story

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May. 26, 2015

The Georgia men’s basketball team can boast something that only 12 other programs nationally can. It made the NCAA tournament and was in the top 10 percent in the sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate report. Coach Mark Fox shrugged off his team being recognized by the NCAA for the work in the classroom […] - Full Story

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Mar. 16, 2015

On the day he made it official, as Andy Landers strolled toward a group of reporters in the Georgia women’s basketball training facility to reveal his retirement to the world, something caught his attention. It was somebody. Andy always knew everyone, but he had an easy-going way of making everybody feel like somebody. On this […] - Full Story

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Mar. 4, 2015

In the hours before a game, the University of Georgia women’s basketball team is preparing for tip-off. Some players are sleeping, some are listening to music. Mackenzie Engram is watching @evanengram’s Snapchat story. She can’t help but laugh, but Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram is being serious, talking to her about being the spark […] - Full Story

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Mar. 2, 2015

Tiaria Griffin scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Georgia Lady Bulldogs to a 52-45 win over Florida on Sunday, snapping an eight-game losing streak in the process. Marjorie Butler added 11 points and Krista Donald grabbed 11 rebounds for Georgia (18-11, 6-10 SEC) in the regular-season finale. Cassie Peoples’ 13 points paced the […] - Full Story

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Feb. 28, 2015

For the first time in over two decades, the Lady Bulldogs have to fight to make the NCAA tournament. Carrying an eight-game losing streak into the final game of the regular season, Georgia (17-11, 5-10) travels to Florida (13-15, 5-10) with Southeastern Conference seeding and the now faded hope of an NCAA tournament bid on […] - Full Story

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Feb. 27, 2015

After playing 35 minutes of arguably the best Georgia basketball since enduring a seven-game losing streak, the Lady Bulldogs unraveled. Georgia (17-11, 5-10) dropped their eighth-straight conference game to No. 6 Tennessee (24-4, 14-1), falling 70-59 in the their final home game of the season. Within five minutes of the final buzzer, Georgia went from […] - Full Story