Lady Dawgs face Ole Miss

Lady Dawgs are at Ole Miss tonight

When/Where: Tonight, 8 p.m. ET, Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Miss.
Records: Georgia 13-4  (2-3 in Southeastern Conference), Ole Miss 9-9 (1-4
Radio/TV: WMGM 102.1 FM in Athens area/No TV

Ole Miss starters: G Sherika Wright, 5-6, Sr. (11.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game); G Carletta Brown, 5-4, Fr. (5.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg); F Leah Henley, 5-9, Jr. (1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg); F TaShondra Moton, 5-10, Sr. (5.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg); C Amber Watts, 6-3, Fr. (6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg).

Georgia starters: G Nikki Eason, 5-6, Sr. (1.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg); G Mary Beth Lycett, 6-0, Jr. (7.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg);  F Jessica Pierce, 6-2, Fr. (6.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg); ; F Kara Braxton, 6-6, Fr. (16.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg);  C Tawana McDonald, 6-4, Sr. (7.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg).

Outlook: The teams are expected to combine for five freshman starters, including three by Georgia. That helps to explain why each team is below .500 in the SEC and Georgia is slowly falling toward the bottom of The Associated Press Top 25.

Georgia will be without Ebony Felder for the second straight game due to flu-like symptoms. Felder had been starting. Also, backup guard Tiny Taylor flew to Longview, Texas on Monday following her father's death on Sunday. Georgia coach Andy Landers has tried eight lineups in 17 games, starting nine players in the shuffling.

Georgia is coming off a 64-47 home loss to Vanderbilt Sunday. The Lady Bulldogs have lost four of their last six games and now will play four of their next five games on the road.

Landers' hope is the team will come together in time for four straight home games in February and the SEC tournament in Nashville, beginning Feb. 28. Ole Miss is coming off one of its better games, a 75-73 loss to No. 18 Florida. The Lady Rebels are led by senior guard Sherika Wright of Augusta, Ga.

Georgia assistant coach Michael Shafer is the son of Ole Miss athletics director John Shafer, a former associate athletics director at Georgia.

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