Lady Dogs play tonight in Knoxville

Looking for first win at Tennessee since 1996

• Georgia hits the road to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols this Thursday at 6:32 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will air nationally on the SEC Network.

• The Lady Bulldogs are ranked No. 15 in the weekly NET rankings and are receiving votes in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls.

• Georgia has won 15 of its last 19 games dating back to last year, with the only losses coming to top-15 teams South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.

• Georgia is a perfect 4-0 on the road this season and is looking for its first win in Knoxville since 1996 -- a span of 15 games.

• Thursday’s matchup features the two winningest programs in Southeastern Conference women’s basketball history. Georgia (1,007-443) and Tennessee (1,392-344) are the only two SEC teams to boast over 1,000 wins as the two have combined for 71 NCAA Tournament appearances.

• Senior Jenna Staiti leads the SEC and is third nationally with 33 total blocks (3.0 per game). Staiti has scored in double figures in 19 of the last 20 games and has posted five double-doubles this season.

• Georgia is second in the SEC in scoring defense, holding teams to just 55.8 points per game. The Lady Bulldogs have held six of 11 opponents at 30 percent or lower shooting from the field.

• The Lady Bulldogs are averaging 77.5 points per contest, up from 65 points per game last season. Georgia has scored 80 or more points four times in 11 games, compared to just twice in 31 matchups last year.

• Georgia’s roster features four senior starters -- Gabby Connally, Maya Caldwell, Que Morrison and Jenna Staiti -- who have each earned their degrees and are pursuing master’s degrees at UGA.

• The Lady Bulldogs use a deep rotation, often playing 11 and sometimes 13 players per game.

• Georgia began this season 8-0, marking its best start in seven seasons.

Scouting Tennessee

Tennessee is off to an 8-1 start under second-year head coach Kellie Harper. The Lady Vols are ranked No. 23 nationally and are coming off a 64-63 win at LSU. Last week, Tennessee defeated then-No. 13 Arkansas 88-73 in Knoxville.

Senior guard/forward Rennia Davis is averaging a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in SEC play. Rae Burrell leads the Lady Vols with 17.8 ppg.

Tennessee’s roster features 11 players who stand at 6-feet or taller.

Series Breakdown

Overall: Tennessee leads, 51-17

In Athens: Tennessee leads, 14-10

In Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 23-4

Neutral Sites: Tennessee leads, 14-3

Current Streak: Teams have split the last four meetings, 2-2

Last Meeting: Tennessee won 73-56 (1/12/20) in Knoxville

Largest Margin of Victory:Georgia won, 78-51 (1/17/00)

Largest Defeat: Tennessee won, 102-43 (1/28/98)

Georgia Notes

Unselfish Dawgs

Georgia leads the SEC and is eighth nationally with 197 total assists. The Lady Bulldogs average 17.9 assists per game. Against Appalachian State earlier this year, Georgia totaled 32 dimes on 46 made field goals.

A Bulldog Block Party

The Lady Bulldogs lead all SEC teams and are second nationally with 70 total blocks.  Georgia is averaging 6.4 swats per game, which is the ninth-best average in the country and second in the SEC.

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