Kendall's Take: Lady Dawgs take on Florida

ATHENS - Josh Kendall takes a look at the Lady Dawgs' game at Florida.

Time/place: Sunday, 3 p.m.; O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Broadcast: No television
Records: No. 15 Georgia is 14-5, 4-2 SEC; No. 24 Florida is 15-4, 3-3 SEC About Florida: The Gators gave up a 14-point lead in a six-point loss to Arkansas on Thursday.

… Florida has lost its last four games against the Lady Bulldogs. The last three have been by an average of 21 points. … In the last three games, freshman Marshae Dotson is averaging a team-high 12.7 points and shooting 82.4 percent from the floor. Senior forward Dalila Eshe remains the team's leading scorer overall with 13.9 points per game. She also gets 7.6 rebounds per game.

About Georgia: Senior guard Sherrill Baker is tied with Tan White for the SEC's all-time career steals lead (372) after notching two steals in a Tuesday night win over South Carolina.

… Senior point guard Alexis Kendrick began to put her ill-fated late shot against LSU behind her by recording her 500th career assist against South Carolina. She became just the fourth Lady Bulldog ever to reach that mark, joining Teresa Edwards, Kelly Miller and Adrienne Shuler. … Tasha Humphrey is coming off back-to-back double-doubles and is averaging 22.2 points in the last seven games.

Scouting report: This is a chance for the Lady Bulldogs to cement themselves in the upper echelon of the SEC. Right now, only Tennessee and LSU, both of whom have beaten Georgia in competitive games this year, are in that group. The Gators are firmly in the conference's next level with a 3-3 conference mark. Georgia has given hints that it should be considered more alongside Tennessee and LSU than the second-tier of the league, and the biggest of those was its 19-point whipping of Florida in Athens earlier this year. A similar performance today in Gainesville will prove that the Lady Bulldogs are in very special company.

Up next: Georgia vs. Kentucky, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Florida vs. Auburn, Thursday, 7 p.m.

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