Twice is very rarely as nice with Lady Dawgs

ATHENS - Georgia and Florida are quite familiar with each other. As pre-determined "geographic rivals" by the Southeastern Conference, the Lady Bulldogs and Gators have met on a home-and-home basis during each of the past 11 seasons.

While Georgia has enjoyed a rather solid 17-5 edge in the series during that span, only twice has the rematch been a more decisive victory for the winner of the previous date as outlined below. Even more telling is the fact that seven of 11 rematches have featured double-digit swings.

The aforementioned gives Andy Landers plenty to think about entering Sunday¹s rematch at the O¹Connell Center in Gainesville. Three weeks ago, the Lady Bulldogs caught fire midway through the first half and used that momentum en route to an 89-70 victory over Florida. Georgia led by 29 points with 7:06 left in the game before the Gators closed out the contest on a 21-11 surge.

History tells Landers something he was already keenly aware of ­ producing such a cushion today is not an easy assignment.

³You have to refocus,² Landers said. ³You have to put the things that you may have walked off the court with after beating them at your place out of your mind and go back to respecting them as individuals and the abilities those individuals bring to the floor and then collectively, how well they play together as a team. You have to look no farther than Vanderbilt to find out what they¹re capable of doing.²


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