Lady Dawgs Preview: Georgia vs. Stanford

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

No. 8 Georgia (4-0) vs. No. 10 Stanford (2-2)

Time/place: 3 p.m./Stegeman Coliseum

Broadcast: Fox Sports Net

About Stanford: The Cardinal return four starters from a team that went to the Elite Eight last year. … Stanford is led by junior guard Candice Wiggins, who averages 15.5 points per game. Six-foot-three senior Brooke Smith averages 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

About Georgia: The Lady Bulldogs have four starters averaging double-figure scoring, starting with senior guard Cori Chambers (17.3). Guards Janese Hardrick (13.8) and Ashley Houts (10) and forward Megan Darrah (10.5) also get 10 or more a game. … Angel Robinson and Christy Marshall, both freshmen, average more than nine a game off the bench.

Scouting report: This is a battle of two of the most accomplished program's in women's basketball history. The Bulldogs and Cardinal are ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in the all-time Associated Press poll. Their coaches, Georgia's Andy Landers and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer have been at their schools a combined 49 years. Stanford has dominated this rivalry with a 6-2 lead. This year's game will come down to how well freshman point guard Ashley Houts controls the flow of the game, and if Georgia can neutralize Smith on the inside with Angel Robinson and Rebecca Rowsey.

Up next: Georgia vs. Memphis, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Athens; Stanford vs. Santa Clara, Wednesday, 10 p.m., Stanford, Calif.


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