Closer look: UGA women’s basketball hosts Mercer tonight

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Stegeman Colisuem.

Radio: WRFC 960-AM or 106.1 FM

Television: Premium portion of georgiadogs.com.

Records: Georgia is 9-0, Mercer is 4-2.

Rankings: Georgia is No. 6, Mercer is unranked.

Probable starting lineups: Mercer: G Sharnea Boykin (Jr., 5-5, 4.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg); G Precious Bridges (S., 5-6, 16.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg); G Tabitha Bradshaw (So., 5-8, 11.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg); F Kendra Grant (Jr., 5-11, 12.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg); F Teanna Robinson (So., 6-5, 4.8 ppg, 9.3 rpg). Georgia: G Jasmine James (Sr., 5-9, 10.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg); G Khaalidah Miller (Jr., 5-9, 9.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg); G Shacobia Barbee (Fr., 5-10, 3.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg); F Anne Marie Armstrong (Sr., 6-3, 7.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg); Jasmine Hassell (Sr., 6-2, 12.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg).

Series record: Georgia leads 17-12.

Last meeting: Georgia won 80-43 last season in Macon.

Season at a glance: Georgia has won nine straight to start the season for the first time since winning its first 16 in 2009-10. Mercer broke a two-game losing streak by beating Davidson 46-43 last Wednesday.

Noteworthy: This will be Georgia’s last outing before final exams. Georgia’s next game is Dec. 16 at home against Lipscomb. … Georgia moved up two spots to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press poll. Georgia started the season ranked No. 10. … Georgia is looking for its eighth 10-0 start in Andy Landers’ 34-year tenure. … Georgia is beating teams by an average of 25.7 points a game. It’s closest game was a 57-51 home win against Rutgers in the season opener. … Georgia coach Andy Landers is 16-1 all-time against Mercer with the lone loss coming in his first season. … Georgia’s Jasmine Hassell hit 10 of 13 shots to score a season-high 22 points as Georgia beat Georgia Tech 60-50 on Sunday. … Georgia’s freshman guard Shacobia Barbee led the team with eight rebounds against Georgia Tech. … Mercer is coached by former Georgia guard Susie Gardner. She played on Landers’ Final Four teams in 1983 and 1985. … Mercer’s top two scorers from last year, Ry’van Buchanan and Briana Williams, have yet to play because of preseason injuries. … Mercer’s and Georgia have one common opponent. Georgia beat Furman 83-47 last week. Mercer lost to Furman 73-64 on Nov. 24.

— Roger Clarkson

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