Alabama at Georgia
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Records: Alabama 10-10, 2-5 SEC; Georgia 12-7, 3-3 SEC
Radio: 100.1 FM
Alabama women’s basketball continues its road stint as it travels to Georgia on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide has dropped its last two games after upsetting Tennessee a week ago.
Last time out, it lost to Texas A&M by 11 points. In that game, both Jasmine Walker and Ariyah Copeland finished with a double-double, which is the first time since 2013 that Alabama had multiple players record the feat.
“I thought Ariyah really worked hard to bounce back from that LSU game and made herself available,” coach Kristy Curry said. “Just credit to both of them for continuing to get better and going back to work and getting better.”
Alabama had a big boost from forward De’Sha Benjamin off the bench. The freshman recorded 13 points, while shooting 50 percent from the floor. It was her first game finishing in double figures since Dec. 16.
Georgia has also struggled in its last two SEC games, dropping both.
Senior Caliya Robinson leads the Bulldogs in scoring 13, while sophomore Gabby Connally adds 13.2. Taja Cole leads the SEC in assists, dishing out 5.3 a game.
Robinson also brings down 7.8 rebounds a game.
While Georgia has three players averaging double-digit scoring, the Bulldogs success this season has come on defense. The Bulldogs are tied for the SEC lead in blocks with 124 in 19 games (average of 6.5). They are tied with Mississippi State for the most in the entire country.
“It’s going to be a really great post matchup, because we feel really good about our group,” Curry said.