» Georgia is set to host USC Upstate at 7 p.m. Tuesday inside Stegeman Coliseum. Matt Stewart and Mark Slonaker will call the game on SEC Network +. Jeff Dantzler will handle play-by-play duties for the Bulldog Sports Network on WXKT 103.7 FM.
» This is the first-ever meeting between these two programs.
» The Lady Bulldogs face a quick turnaround following a 63-58 loss to Villanova Sunday evening. Against the Wildcats, Georgia committed a season-low eight turnovers, but could not overcome Villanova’s nine made 3-pointers.
» Redshirt-junior center Jenna Staiti scored in double figures for the third time this season with 17 points and eight rebounds against Villanova. Staiti hit 6-of-9 shots (67%) from the field and went 5-of-6 (83%) at the free-throw line.
» Junior guard Gabby Connally is currently second in the SEC with 5.7 assists per game. She has dished out seven or more dimes in three of Georgia’s five games this season.
» Sophomore guard Kaila Hubbard came off the bench to score 10 points in 15 minutes against Villanova. It marked Hubbard’s third double-figure scoring game of her career and the first during the 2019-20 campaign.
» The Lady Bulldogs scored 36 points in the paint against Villanova. Georgia’s has outscored its opponent in that area in four of five games this season.
» Georgia has used the same starting lineup of Connally, Hose, Caldwell, Paul and Staiti in all but one game this year.
Overall: Never Met
In Athens: Never Met
In Spartanburg: Never Met
Neutral Sites: Never Met
Current Streak: Never Met
Last Meeting: Never Met
Largest Margin of Victory: Never Met
Largest Defeat: Never Met
Georgia Improves on Turnovers Against Villanova
» The Lady Bulldogs committed a season-low eight turnovers against Villanova on Sunday. In the three prior games this year, Georgia had turned the ball over a combined 66 times and opponents had scored 52 points off Georgia turnovers in the previous two contests.
Bulldogs on the Boards
» Georgia has owned the rebounding edge in four of five games this season, with the exception being the Georgia Tech game. Overall, the Lady Bulldogs own a +10 rebounding advantage over their opponents this season.
Staiti Continues to Shine
» Georgia redshirt-junior center Jenna Staiti has shown tremendous improvement this season. She has reached double figures in scoring in three of five games and leads the team with 8.8 rebounds per contest.
Peach State Players
» Georgia’s roster features seven players from the state of Georgia. During the initial signing period, the Lady Bulldogs inked Brunswick native Zoesha Smith, who is the 10th Georgian that head coach Joni Taylor has signed during her five years at the helm of the program.
» Georgia is in the midst of a six-game homestand to begin the year. The Lady Bulldogs’ first trip away from Stegeman will come during Thanksgiving, when the team travels to the Daytona Beach Invitational on Nov. 29-30th. Georgia’s first away game is against No. 2 Baylor in Waco, Texas on Dec. 4.
Staiti Starts with Back-to-Back Double-Doubles
» Redshirt-junior center Jenna Staiti recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in her career. After scoring 16 points and bringing down 11 boards against Kennesaw State, the Cumming, Ga., native scored 14 and brought down a career-best 15 rebounds in the win against NC A&T.
Pair of Two-Sport Stars
» Georgia’s roster this season features a pair of two-sport athletes -- the Lady Bulldogs’ first since ESPN-star Maria Taylor played both basketball and volleyball. Incoming freshman Chloe Chapman plays soccer and basketball, while senior Stephanie Paul will compete on the track team, with her specialty being the discus.
All-Time Lady Bulldog Two-Sport Athletes
Tina Price -- 1975-78 -- Women’s basketball/Tennis
Donna Noonan – 1975-77 – Women’s basketball/Golf
Beth Timmons – 2000 – Women’s basketball/Swimming
Maria Taylor – 2007 -- Women’s basketball/Volleyball
Chloe Chapman – present – Women’s basketball/Soccer
Stephanie Paul – present – Women’s basketball/Track (discus)
Chapman Named to Soccer’s SEC All-Freshman Team
» Chloe Chapman put together a remarkable year on the soccer field as she led Georgia with six goals on her way to placing on the SEC All-Freshman Team. The Mitchellville, Maryland native was named SEC Freshman of the Week after scoring two goals on the road at Missouri. She also notched Georgia’s lone goal in a draw at then-No. 6 Arkansas.
Andiamos Bulldogs! Georgia Embarks on Trip to Italy
» Georgia spent 11 days on a foreign tour to Italy this past summer. The Lady Bulldogs were there from July 29-Aug. 7 and took in the sights and sounds of Rome, Florence, Venice and Trieste. Georgia played three games in Italy, winning all three contests. Junior Maya Caldwell led all scorers with 12 points per game.
Another Top Signing Class
» Head coach Joni Taylor and her staff signed another top-15 class. Five-star point guard Chloe Chapman and five-star forward Javyn Nicholson each rank among the nation’s top-40 prospects according to espnW, while fellow freshman forward Jordan Isaacs was a highly sought after recruit who was tabbed a four-star player by ProspectsNation.com.
» Under head coach Joni Taylor, Georgia has finished in the top-5 of the SEC in both field-goal percentage defense and 3-point field-goal percentage defense in each of the last four years. Below is a closer look at those defensive numbers.
Year Scoring Def./Rank FG % Def./Rank 3-pt. FG%/Rank
2015-16 54.1 ppg/1st 35.0%/2nd 24.3%/1st
2016-17 62.4 ppg/8th 36.8%/2nd 28.6%/5th
2017-18 57.6 ppg/2nd 35.1%/1st 29.2%/4th
2018-19 60.1 ppg/5th 37.5%/3rd 29.8%/5th
Georgia Approaching Unique Milestones
» Georgia has a long and storied history, dating back to the 36-year tenure of Hall of Fame head coach Andy Landers. As the Lady Bulldogs enter the 2019-20 campaign, the program is nearing its 1,000th win and is also approaching the 500-victory mark inside Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia boasts a 983-430 overall record since the 1973-74 season and can become one of just two SEC schools (joining Tennessee) and one of 14 programs nationwide to reach 1,000 victories. The Lady Bulldogs boast a 487-108 all-time record at Stegeman Coliseum.
Lady Bulldogs Sign Pair of Highly-Touted Prospects
» Sarah Ashlee Barker — a guard from Birmingham, Ala. — and Zoesha Smith — a forward from Brunswick, Ga. — have signed national letters of intent with the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball program. Each are highly-rated recruits who will join the Lady Bulldogs as freshmen, beginning with the 2020-21 season. According to espnW, Barker is a four-star recruit and ranked in the top-25 nationally among guard prospects. The same recruiting service tabbed Smith as the No. 23 overall forward in the nation.