"I'm excited that we'll be able to get back out there and play again," head coach Andy Landers said. "The fact that it is our home opener makes the excitement even moreso. We'll definitely be challenged, which is a good thing for any basketball team, especially early in the year when as a team you're still in a developmental phase. Santa Clara will really challenge us from the perimeter. Hopefully, some adjustments we've made from last week's game will show improvement in areas which needed our attention."
Season-ticket packages for the Lady Dogs' 11-game home schedule are just $25 and are still available via the internet at www.georgiadogs.com. Season tickets purchased this week will be available for pickup at the Will Call booth prior to Friday's game.
In addition, single game tickets will go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip-off on Friday at Stegeman Coliseum. Reserved lower-level seats are $5. General admission upper-level tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth high school age and younger.
The Lady Bulldogs return four starters from last year's team which finished 24-10 and advanced to the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA Tournament.
Friday's matchup will mark the third meeting with Santa Clara in as many seasons. Two years ago, Georgia notched a 77-65 road victory over the Broncos. Last season, the Lady Dogs topped Santa Clara, 87-68, in a consolation round game at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu.