"I think this game evolved the way we would like for it to have," said Landers. "We made it difficult for them to pass. The kids did a great job of setting the tone early. They stayed with it as much as they could mentally and physically."
Although the Lady Tigers notched the first two points of the game, the Lady Dogs quickly took control going on a 14-1 run over the next four minutes of action. Houts sparked the run with her first of seven steals for the half followed by a layup at 19:16 to tie the game 2-2. Along with her seven steals Houts would finish the first 20:00 with 14 points.
Georgia continued to pour in the points hitting shots from beyond the arc on the following two possessions from senior Cori Chambers and Houts. The Lady Dogs outscored the Lady Tigers 40-23 to close out the half leading 54-24.
Georgia hit 22-of-40 shots holding Memphis to just 6-of-24. In addition, the Lady Tigers racked up 18 turnovers, while the Lady Dogs committed just three.
The second half resembled much of the first with Georgia shooting red hot from the floor. The Lady Dogs shot a combined 50 percent from the floor for the contest. Junior pre-season All-America Tasha Humphrey saw her first action of the season early in the second half. In just 17 minutes, Humphrey scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds. Also making her first appearance for the Lady Dogs was sophomore Maria Taylor, who had five points and seven boards. Taylor is the top outside hitter on the Georgia volleyball team who joined the Lady Dogs following the completion of that team's season last Friday night.
Leading Georgia in scoring for the fourth time this season was Chambers. Her 18-point scoring effort launched her past Alexis Kendrick for No. 21 in the Lady Dog career scoring annals.
The Lady Dogs return to the hardwood Sunday afternoon when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for a 2:00 p.m. (ET) contest.