Kendall's Take: Lady Dawgs take on Hogs

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's take on Georgia's game with Arkansas.

Georgia women vs. Arkansas
Time/place: Today, 7 p.m., Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Ark.
Broadcast: No television
Records: No. 13 Georgia is 18-7, 8-4 SEC; Arkansas is 13-12, 5-7 SEC

About Georgia: The Lady Bulldogs' only losses since Dec. 19 have come against No. 2 LSU and No. 5 Tennessee. … Georgia already has earned a first round bye for the SEC Tournament, which begins March 2 in Little Rock, Ark. … Coach Andy Landers needs 11 more wins to tie Roger Kaiser as the winningest college basketball coach in state history.

About Arkansas: The Lady Razorbacks are led by junior guard Leslie Howard, who is averaging 10.5 points per game. Arkansas has six other players averaging between 9.0 and 5.3 points per game. … Arkansas coach Susie Gardner played for the Lady Bulldogs from 1983-'86, a span in which the team was 116-17 and went to two Final Fours. Landers still says she's the best shooter he has ever coached.

Scouting report: The exciting part of the regular season is over for the Lady Bulldogs. They have just the Lady Razorbacks and Auburn remaining. Still, it's critical for Georgia to finish strong to vault itself into the SEC Tournament with some momentum. "I think you always have to take care of your business," Landers said. "It's vanilla. It's not what people want to talk about, but I just think you continue to focus on the games that you play and let your performance take care of the things that it will take care of." Arkansas' strong depth will provide a challenge for the thing Lady Bulldogs, and the Lady ‘Backs also shoot well, and often, from the outside.

Up next: Georgia vs. Auburn, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.; Arkansas at Ole Miss, Sunday, 3 p.m.

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