The ninth-seeded Georgia Lady Bulldogs advanced to the quarterfinal round of the SEC Women’s Tournament after defeating No. 8 seed Vanderbilt 53-43 on March 6.
Coming off a 77-48 win at home on March 2 over Mississippi State, who defeated the Lady Dogs earlier in the season, Georgia faced Vanderbilt in the second round of the tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.
The tournament win over Vanderbilt, who won the regular season meeting, brings Georgia to 20 total wins this season, which could help the Lady Dogs’ chances of getting a bid for the NCAA Tournament.
Kaalidah Miller led the Lady Dogs in scoring with 12 points. Miller also had four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Erika Ford and Krista Donald also reached double-digits with 10 points each.
Donald led the team in rebounding with eight total rebounds (two offense, six defense).
Shacobia Barbee had the most steals for Georgia with three.
The Lady Dogs will face No. 1 seed South Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the tournament on March 7 at noon. South Carolina is the fifth-ranked team in the nation and defeated the Lady Dogs 67-56 in the regular season meeting.