Lady Dawgs Preview: NCAA Second Round

Josh Kendall breaks down Georgia's NCAA Women's Tournament game with Iowa State.

No. 3 seed Georgia (26-6) vs. No. 6 seed Iowa State (26-8)

Time/place: 7 p.m./Minneapolis, Minn.

Broadcast: ESPN2 & ESPNU

About Iowa State: The Cyclones finished tied for fourth this season in the Big 12. … Three Iowa State players average double figure scoring – Guard Lyndsey Medders (12.8), center Nicky Wieben (12.0) and forward Toccara Ross (10.7). Wieben had 18 in the Iowa State's first round win over Washington (79-60). Medders also is the school's career leader in assists. … The Cyclones have won 10 of their last 12 games.

About Georgia: The Lady Bulldogs' leading scorers in a 53-36 first round win over Belmont were freshmen Christy Marshall (11) and Ashley Houts (10). … Georgia has won its only previous matchup against Iowa State, an 89-71 outing in the championship of the Mideast Regional in 1999. … With a win today, the Lady Bulldogs would advance to their firth straight Sweet 16 and 17th overall. … Tonight's game will break the school record for TV appearances in a season. This will be the Lady Bulldogs' 18th televised game of the campaign.

Scouting report: Georgia head coach Andy Landers goes into tonight's game worried and sounding like he's doesn't like his team much at this very moment. "When we're not hitting shots, we don't seem to have as much interest in doing the other things – rebounding and defending – as we should," he said after a lackluster win over Belmont on Saturday. "We came out and jumped on them pretty good, and we were rolling. We were guarding people and hitting shots. And then we started missing shots and the more we missed, the less we attacked on the defensive end. It' unfortunate, but that's where it was." The Lady Bulldogs will be playing in front of an unfriendly crowd tonight. Iowa State brought a very enthusiastic group of supporters to its first round win and is expected to again tonight. Add that to the fact that the Cyclones are red hot, and Georgia may be in trouble.

Up next: Winner advances to Sweet 16 in Dallas


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