Lady Dawgs get ready for SEC Tournament

ATHENS – Georgia's women's basketball team is coming off yet another loss to Tennessee, but that hasn't dampened its optimism heading into today's first round of the SEC Tournament.

"I thought (against Tennessee) we were right there at it," senior Megan Darrah said. "I think we're peaking at the right time. I think we're ready."

The No. 23 Lady Bulldogs (21-8, 8-6 SEC) have won four of their last five heading into today's 7:30 p.m. game against Alabama (8-21, 1-13) in Nashville, Tenn. Georgia is the tournament's fifth seed while the Crimson Tide is the No. 12 seed. The game will be televised by Fox Sports South.

"It's something we focus on from the first day of practice, getting ready for the postseason and being good in the postseason," Georgia head coach Andy Landers said. "I feel like in the last month our basketball team has improved."

The last time Georgia went to Nashville for the SEC Tournament was 2004. They were also the fifth seed that year and managed to make it to the championship game before losing to Vanderbilt.

"In one sense, you look at (the tournament) as being very competitive and an opportunity for anyone who is playing good basketball to win," Landers said. "On the other hand, I think LSU, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have separated themselves a little bit from the rest of the league."

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