Lady Dawgs Preview: Georgia vs. Arkansas

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

No. 11 Georgia (23-5, 10-3 SEC) vs. Arkansas (18-11, 3-10 SEC)

Time/place: 2:30 p.m./Stegeman Coliseum

About Arkansas: The Lady Razorbacks have beaten Georgia just three times in 22 meetings and just once in nine tries in Athens. … Arkansas started the season 15-1 and was ranked as high as No. 20, but it has lost eight straight entering today's game. … Junior Lauren Ervin averages a double-double to lead the Lady Razorbacks in both scoring (12.2 points) and rebounding (10.2 boards) per game.

About Georgia: It's Senior Day for the Lady Bulldogs, who will say goodbye to guards Cori Chambers, the school's career 3-point shooter, and Janese Hardrick, a stalwart who today will join the program's top 10 in games played. Of the 50 four-year letter winners under Coach Andy Landers, Chambers and Hardrick will be the 47th and 48th to earn their degrees. Trainer Samantha Liddy will also be recognized. … Junior forward Tasha Humphrey still leads Georgia in scoring (16.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg). … Freshman wing Christy Marshall is the reigning SEC freshman of the week and has scored in double figures in four straight games. … The Lady Bulldogs have won four straight and nine of their last 10. … Forward Rebecca Rowsey has been out since the Feb. 8 game against Alabama due to mononucleosis and won't play today.

Scouting report: If Georgia doesn't lose its focus today (it's Arkansas' superior in every measurable category), it will be the No. 2 seed in next week's SEC Tournament, which will begin Thursday in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The Lady Bulldogs could lose and still be the No. 2 seed if Tennessee beats Vanderbilt today. If Georgia loses and the Commodores win, Georgia will be the No. 3 seed.

Up next: Georgia in SEC Tournament, Friday, time and opponent TBD; Arkansas in SEC Tournament, Thursday, time and opponent TBD

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