Lady Dawgs get set for Kentucky

Today, 7 p.m., Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. <br> Broadcast: 102.1-FM <br> No. 18 Georgia 13-4 (2-1 SEC), Kentucky 11-5 (0-1 SEC)

ABOUT GEORGIA: Freshman guard Megan Darrah got hardly any attention at all in the preseason because she is in the same class as super-freshman Tasha Humphrey, but Darrah is beginning to make her presence felt. She had a career-high 17 points Monday night in a 97-42 win over Stetson. … Georgia is third in the SEC in scoring offense (75.4) and sixth in scoring defense (58.8). … Humphrey is fourth in the conference in scoring (18.1) and sixth in rebounding (8.3).

ABOUT KENTUCKY: The storied men's basketball program at Kentucky only lets the women use their home floor of Rupp Arena a few times a season and this is one of those times. In fact, this is the last game of the season the women's team will play in Rupp. Most of their games are in Memorial Coliseum, where the men's and women's teams practice. The women are 2-0 this season and 14-4 all-time in Rupp. … The Wildcats are in their second season under Coach Mickie DeMoss, the longtime Tennessee assistant. DeMoss was 11-17 in her first season at Kentucky. … Senior guard Sara Potts leads Kentucky in scoring with 14.9 points per game.

SCOUTING REPORT: DeMoss' first order of business in Lexington was to improve the talent level. She was an excellent recruiter for the Lady Vols and has already added some depth to the Wildcats' roster. Kentucky's second- and third-leading scorers, center Sarah Elliott and guard Samantha Mahoney, are freshmen. Mahoney is coming off the best game of her career, a 21-point effort in an overtime loss to Alabama. The Wildcats are looking for tonight's game to be a marquee win they can use to propel them into their rebuilding effort. "I think it would mean so much to beat Georgia," DeMoss said. "The Wake Forest game was a great win for us, but now we've got an opportunity with a ranked team coming in. I think it would really be a shot in the arm for us, especially playing in Rupp Arena, to be able to pull off the upset."

NEXT: Georgia vs. Auburn, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.; Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, Sunday


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