Lady Dawgs Do It With D! Why This Was Huge.

In case you missed it, the Lady Dawgs pulled out a huge victory against Pat Summitt’s Volunteers last night, winning 53-50.

This win was really big for 3 reasons.

  1. This marked the first time since 2000 that the Lady Dawgs beat Tennessee in Athens, and was the first win in the series since 2004.
  2. With the win, there is now a race in the SEC East, a very rare occurance in ladies hoops.
  3. Georgia is now 18-1 and is in the drivers seat in the SEC. With 10 games left on the regular season schedule, all against SEC foes, it is reasonable to think that the Lady Dawgs could run the table from here on out. If they do that, coupled with a strong showing in the SEC Tourney, there is reason to believe that the Lady Dawgs could possibly land a #1 seed in the Big Dance. At worst, it looks as if a #2 seed is easily within reach. That could mean that they don’t have to play the only really unbeatable team until the Natl. Championship (U’Conn).

I know point number 3 is speculation, but I feel that there is reasonable cause at this point to start looking forward. Of course, they Lady Dawgs have to continue this level of play, but they have given me no reason to think that they won’t.

Good job ladies!


4 Responses to “Lady Dawgs Do It With D! Why This Was Huge.”

  1. 1 Cojones January 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Don’t we play Vandy again and what was with that horrible score: 88-44? What makes you think that Pat Summit won’t be laying for us in the repeat game?

    The win last night was tremendous and it seems the change by Landers in style of play this year has placed us back to the level of play with big payoffs. To think this will clear the road and make things easier, think again. The road just got tougher and they are playing their athletic fannies off to get to this point. They need us backing them more than ever to finish this season remaining in the top 10! Nothing is a given. The next thing you know we ask for Landers’s resignation if they lose again. Keeping this level of play up for the rest of the season is on a wish list! These women’s play can’t be taken for granted. Women’s athletics in general brings honor to our University and it would be great for the men to take a cue from their arduous work in tennis,aquasports, gymnastics,golf, equestrian and softball as well as basketball. They give us a lot to cheer for.

    • 2 ucheedawg January 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      Agree with most of what you said, especially the latter part.

      a) We do not play Vandy or Tennessee again. SEC league play is a weird set up. We only play Bama, USC, and Arkansas twice.
      b)The road is not clear of obstacles, but we have definitely played our toughest opponent. Ole Miss is good, LSU and Kentucky are decent, but we will be favored easily in each of those. The road is “easier” from here. But that doesn’t mean that we will win them all; it’s a competitive league.
      c) Won’t have to play UT again until the tourney.

      But you are correct; all of the women’s sports are perennial NC contenders and we should be proud. I’d like ot add up the number of championships ladies at UGA have won over the last 20 years. Probably suprise a lot of us.

  2. 3 Thomas Brown January 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    The guards need to hit a shot, like every other week.

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