Kendall's Take: Lady Dawgs travel to Columbia

ATHENS - Josh Kendall breaks down the Lady Dawgs' game at South Carolina.

Georgia vs. South Carolina
Time/place: Today, 7 p.m., Colonial Center, Columbia, S.C.
Broadcast: Comcast Sports Southeast
Records: No. 15 Georgia is 10-5, 3-2 SEC; South Carolina is 10-7, 1-4 SEC

About South Carolina: Junior guard Lauren Simms leads South Carolina with 8.5 points per game. The second-leading scorer is freshman Demetress Adams, a 6-foot-3 center, doesn't start but averages 8.2 points per game. Six-foot-5 forward Iva Sliskovic is next with 8 points per game and also leads the Gamecocks with 6.2 rebounds per game. … Eight of South Carolina's players are 6-feet tall or taller.

About Georgia: After her 31-point performance against LSU, sophomore forward Tasha Humphrey has taken over sole possession of the SEC scoring lead with 20.4 points per game. … The Lady Bulldogs are 10-2 all-time in games played in Columbia. They've only lost to South Carolina four times in 28 games overall. … With three more steals, Sherrill Baker will become the SEC's all-time steals leader.

Scouting report: Georgia leads the SEC in scoring offense (82.4 points per game), and South Carolina is second in the league in scoring defense (53.5 points allowed per game). South Carolina has held 10 of its opponents to 35.8 percent shooting, and the Lady Bulldogs haven't been below that mark all season. "The thing that is deceptive about South Carolina is their record," Georgia coach Andy Landers said. "They've lost to quality basketball teams. All of a sudden, they've got all these losses and if you're not careful, your basketball team think that they're not competitive when indeed they are very competitive. This is not the South Carolina of a year ago." The Gamecocks have lost to Texas, Purdue, Tennessee and LSU and has beaten a ranked Minnesota team.

Up next: Georgia at Florida, Sunday, 3 p.m.; South Carolina vs. Arkansas, Sunday, 3 p.m.


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