DULUTH, GA - After falling to top-ranked Tennessee and its towering lineup of 6-4, 6-3 and 6-3 across the frontline on Thursday, Georgia will take on the polar opposite of personnel this afternoon when the Lady Dogs face Miami in the Russell Athletic Shootout at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
"The thing that concerns me the most is the contrast between Miami
," Andy Landers
said. "You're talking about going from a big, somewhat methodical offensive basketball team to a small, extremely quick, unpredictable offensive basketball team. Miami is transition driven. They're grip it, rip it and run...penetrate, slash, kick...and shoot every three that you can eyeball."
Fans of the three-point shot should get more than their fill today.
Georgia is taking an average of 18.7 shots from behind the arc per game and connecting on 7.5 of those. By comparison, the 2003-04 Lady Dogs' established UGA's single-season record for three-point attempts (606) by jacking up 17.3 attempts each contest. Last season, Georgia established a school record for three-pointers (203) by hitting 6.0 per contest.
But the Lady Bulldogs' long-range barrage pales in comparison to that of the Hurricanes.
Miami has attempted a whopping 327 three-pointers to date, 21.8 per game. The Canes are hitting 7.1 of those.