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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

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Feb. 25, 2015

The Lady Bulldogs’ last home stand may be their biggest test of resolve this season. Coming off the lowest scoring game in program history and stuck in a seven-game losing rut, Georgia (17-10, 5-9) hosts No. 6 Tennessee (23-4, 13-1) Thursday, searching for both a win and a revamp in confidence. “I think right now, […] - Full Story

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Feb. 22, 2015

With his head in his hand, pink tie loosened and clearly frustrated, Andy Landers searched for answers that don’t seem to be there. For the seventh consecutive game, Georgia left the court without a win — and Sunday’s 44-26 loss to Auburn probably stung the most. The Lady Bulldogs (17-10, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) finished with […] - Full Story

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Feb. 21, 2015

Jordan James Grady Sports Bureau Head coach Andy Landers and the Georgia women’s basketball team are in uncharted territory. This is the first time in Landers’ 36 seasons at Georgia that his team has lost six consecutive games. The Lady Bulldogs will attempt to avoid extending the ominous record as they host on Auburn on […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2015

For the first time since the preseason, the Lady Bulldogs find themselves going into a game with a number attached to their name. After losing five in a row — the longest losing streak for the program since 2009 — Georgia (17-8, 5-7) is no longer ranked, but had a week to regroup before facing […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2015

Coming off a four-game losing streak, the No. 24 Lady Bulldogs (17-7, 5-6) have a renewed sense of urgency as they host Florida (11-12, 3-7) on Thursday. “[A win] is critical,” head coach Andy Landers said. “We’re at death’s door. We’ve got to respond.” Georgia, which had only dropped three games total previous to the […] - Full Story

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Feb. 8, 2015

After four consecutive games against top-10 teams, of which resulted in three losses, the No. 21 Lady Bulldogs might be relieved to see they’re playing unranked Arkansas. Then again, Georgia will be on the road tonight, where it hasn’t picked up a win since Jan. 11 when it beat Auburn. “We haven’t been winning on […] - Full Story

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Feb. 6, 2015

Shortly after her team’s 18-game home win streak ended Thursday with a 58-35 loss to South Carolina, Georgia junior Merritt Hempe gathered her teammates at mid-court for a postgame pep talk. “[Hempe] said to keep our heads up and get ready to win out for the rest of the season,” said freshman Mackenzie Engram, who […] - Full Story

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Jan. 24, 2015

Georgia enters the second leg of a four-game stretch versus ranked conference foes today at 2 p.m. in Knoxville. There’s no looking back — to Thursday’s victory over No. 10 Texas A&M — or ahead to No. 14 Kentucky or top-ranked South Carolina, though. Keeping the focus solely on Tennessee hasn’t been difficult. The No. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2015

For the first time in five years, Georgia knocked off a top-10 team at home. The Lady Bulldogs also extended their lengthy win streak inside Stegeman Coliseum. Led by 16 points from freshman Mackenzie Engram, No. 22 Georgia upset No. 10 Texas A&M 54-51 on Thursday night. “[Engram] had one heck of a night,” junior […] - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2015

As No.22 Georgia prepares to host No. 10 Texas A&M, defense looks to be the point of emphasis. But the Lady Bulldogs are looking to defend more than just the players they’re guarding. “They’re coming to our home court,” junior Merritt Hempe said. “Not even thinking about how they’re ranked higher, but it’s about defending […] - Full Story

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Jan. 18, 2015

With 10 seconds left on the clock and Georgia on its way to yet another home win, Shacobia Barbee high-fived Merritt Hempe at mid-court. A few seconds later, Barbee grabbed the final rebound of the Lady Bulldogs’ 64-53 victory over Vanderbilt. With that, Barbee’s 11th career double-double went in the books along with a team-high […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2015

Turnovers and missed free throws seem to be contagious in the Georgia basketball program this season. Just as the men’s team showed improvement in those areas, the No. 18 Lady Bulldogs (15-3, 3-2) team dropped its second Southeastern Conference game to Ole Miss because of those errors. “I’d say without question the points off the […] - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2015

The Georgia women’s basketball team won’t be facing the same Ole Miss team it saw last season. Dubbed the, “most improved team in the league,” by Georgia coach Andy Landers, the new version of the Rebels (13-4, 3-1) has already won more games, overall and conference, than the Rebels saw in their entire 2013-2014 season. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 10, 2015

Fresh off a decisive 21-point victory Thursday night over Missouri, the No. 20 Georgia women’s basketball team rambles into Auburn today seeking its third consecutive Southeastern Conference victory. The Lady Bulldogs (14-2, 2-1) will encounter a team of Tigers that plays tough at home (7-1) but doesn’t necessarily play tough with the basketball. In its […] - Full Story

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Aug. 2, 2014

Before this summer, the sum total of what Merritt Hempe knew about Italy was this: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, people eat spaghetti and people speak Italian. - Full Story

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Jul. 16, 2014

For the Georgia women’s basketball team, this summer represents a good-news/better-news scenario. - Full Story

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Feb. 2, 2014

STARKVILLE, MISS. | Despite a career-high 27 points by Erika Ford, Mississippi State still defeated the Georgia Lady Bulldogs 80-67 at Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. - Full Story

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Feb. 1, 2014

The best game of sophomore Merritt Hempe‚Äôs career could not have come at a better time for Georgia. The 6-foot-2 center from Fredericksburg, Va., posted the first double-double of her 51-game tenure on Thursday, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs recorded a 58-56 Southeastern Conference upset victory over No. 13 […] - Full Story