Lady Dawgs and Frogs to play

PHILADELPHIA - Two basketball teams with very different NCAA Tournament resumes will square off on Monday here in the second round of the West Region.

Georgia and Texas Christian University will meet at Temple's Liacouras Center shortly after 7 p.m. on ESPN. At stake is a berth in the Sweet 16 in Seattle.

Georgia is making its 21st appearance in the Big Dance, and it boasts 13 Sweet 16s, nine Elite Eights and five Final Fours. TCU will be playing justits eighth NCAA game on Monday, and the Horned Frogs have never made it past the second round.

"We're tired of getting here and not getting to the Sweet 16," TCU forward Sandora Irvin said. "It's important to our team, especially our seniors."

"We're not satisfied with just being here," TCU coach Jeff Mittie said. "We have a team that wants more."

Standing in TCU's way is a Georgia squad that is 23-9, including Saturday's 78-53 win over Liberty.

"Georgia has an outstanding team and it's going to be a huge challenge," Mittie said. "They are well coached, they have good size inside, they have good quickness on the perimeter and they can create shots. The ability to create shots is what separates the teams that advance this time of the year. This is a talented Georgia team that will pose some problems for us."

Georgia coach Andy Landers has similar respect for the Lady Frogs, who are 25-6 following their 70-57 win over Temple in the first round. The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Frogs have never met on the basketball court.

"We're all really excited about this game," Landers said. "I like TCU's team. They are very, very good. They have good quickness and athleticism, and they use that to their advantage. All of their players play hard. We have to try to affect the things that TCU likes to do and they have to try to affect the things that we like to do. The team that does that better will win the basketball game."

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