BATON ROUGE, La. – A second-half surge led the Georgia Bulldogs basketball team to a 61-60 victory over the Louisiana State Tigers in the last five seconds of regulation at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday night.
Trailing by two points with 1:18 remaining in the game, freshman guard Teshaun Hightower snagged a steal and sprinted to the basket, before he was intentionally fouled. The ball remained in Georgia hands after Hightower took a trip to the charity line, and redshirt senior guard Juwan Parker drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to hand Georgia the temporary 59-58 margin.
ATHENS, Ga. — Winners of four-straight games, including a victory at No. 16 Texas A&M on Sunday, the Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team is back in the top-25 of the USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Lady Bulldogs are No. 24 in the latest rankings, marking the first time since the 2014-15 season the team has landed in the top-25 of either the Associated Press or Coaches polls.
Georgia is 16-2 this season with its only two losses coming against No. 3 Mississippi State and then-No. 2 Texas. The Lady Bulldogs have seven wins against teams that won 20 or more games last year, including road victories at Virginia, Kentucky and Texas A&M as well as a home win against Georgia Tech.
Head Coach Joni Taylor‘s squad is off to its best start since the 2012-13 NCAA Elite Eight team went 16-2. Georgia is also 7-0 on the road. The last time the Lady Bulldogs had a 7-0 record away from home was when the 1994-95 NCAA Final Four team began the year 18-1, including an 11-0 record away from Stegeman Coliseum.
This week, Georgia is off on Thursday, before hosting Auburn at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Lady Bulldogs then welcome No. 11 Missouri on Thursday, Jan. 25 for a 7 p.m. ET tipoff.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball junior forward Caliya Robinson has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, while freshman guard Gabby Connally has been tabbed the league’s Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
The duo has helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 16-2 start this season, including a 4-1 record in SEC play. Georgia has already matched last season’s win total with the team’s only two losses coming to top-5 teams Mississippi State and Texas. This past week, Georgia won its fourth game in a row by taking down Arkansas and No. 16 Texas A&M.
“Caliya and Gabby were absolutely phenomenal this week and are very deserving of these honors,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “Caliya has scored in double figures in every SEC game we have played, including two double-doubles this week. What she has done speaks volumes to how hard she continues to work to get better and help our team. What a performance by Gabby on Sunday! Gabby has gotten better every game she has played and for her to have her coming out party in front of her family and friends was an exciting moment for us all. Again, I am every happy for these two and pleased with how our team continues to get better each and every day.”
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Roquan Smith, LB, UGA
“I think back to growing up in Macon County and all the family and community people of my hometown that provided so many opportunities. The teachers who educated me, the coaches who taught me how to play the games, and those who taught me how to play football all contributed to where I am today. And I can’t believe how fortunate I have been to be part of the Georgia Bulldog family these past three years. I owe so much to the Athletic Association, our academic staff, student services, and the University faculty and administration for the environment in which I’ve been able to grow.
“I’m so grateful for my teammates who have always supported me every step of the way. And no thanks are enough for the coaches and staff who have provided the leadership, inspiration, and tireless hours in helping me develop as a player but also as a man. What we accomplished this year is only the beginning of what’s to come for this program. I’m proud to be a part of the foundation that Coach Smart is building on and his leadership and direction are going to bring many more great times and memories to the Bulldog Nation.