Lady Dawgs Preview: Georgia vs. Memphis

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

No. 8 Georgia (5-0) vs. Memphis (2-5)

Time/place: 7 p.m./Stegeman Coliseum

About Memphis: The Lady Tigers won't be the team that Georgia remembers from last year's 97-44 Lady Bulldog victory. Memphis has started three true freshmen and a sophomore transfer in the last two games. Senior Devin Necaise is the only starter back from that game. Necaise leads Memphis with 14 points per game. Sophomore forward Ashley Thornton averages 10.4 points and 9 rebounds a game.

About Georgia: The Lady Bulldogs' next victory will be their 700th. Only 14 other NCAA schools have totaled 700 or more wins in women's basketball. … Coach Andy Landers, who has coached 662 of Georgia's victories, is one win away from tying Roger Kaiser as the state's all-time wins leader among college basketball coaches. Kaiser coached at West Georgia and Life University. Scouting report: This is Georgia's final game without suspended star Tasha Humphrey. It's impossible to say the Lady Bulldogs haven't missed Humphrey, an All-SEC forward, but it hasn't shown up on their record, which remains perfect. "We've already go something going in that we are a basketball team that is recovering from certain things and also playing three freshmen," Lander said. Working Humphrey back into the mix "is going to take time, but we've kind of got it going. If nothing happens, by mid-January, we're going to be pretty good." Memphis' losses this year have come to Winthrop, Dayton, Louisville, Samford and Louisiana-Monroe, to the Lady Bulldogs' unbeaten record is not in jeopardy.

Up next: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday, 2 p.m., Atlanta; Memphis vs. UT-Martin, Sunday, 2 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.


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