Lady Dogs’ SEC Struggles Continue on Super Bowl Sunday

The Lady Dogs won 58-56 over Kentucky in Athens on Thursday before falling to Mississippi State on the road on Super Bowl Sunday

The Lady Dogs won 58-56 over Kentucky in Athens on Thursday before falling to Mississippi State on the road on Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday was not so super for the Lady Dogs as their SEC struggles continued when they faced Mississippi State on the road.

The Lady Dogs are now 3-6 in the conference and 15-7 overall after falling to Mississippi State 80-67 in Starkville.

In the 2012-2013 season, Georgia went 28-7 overall and 11-4 in the SEC. Last season, the Lady Dogs played in the Elite Eight in the Women’s NCAA Tournament after upsetting the No. 1 seed Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen. But this season has proved to be more challenging for the Lady Dogs.

Georgia has struggled with SEC teams throughout 2013-2014 season. The Lady Dogs suffered four straight losses at the beginning of the conference schedule against Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Missouri. Georgia also has a loss to Alabama.

The Lady dogs have only three conference wins so far over Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky.

With seven games left in the regular season, the Lady Dogs already have as many total losses as they finished with last season. Georgia still has three teams in the top 20 left on the schedule including No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 14 LSU and No. 7 South Carolina.

Despite the loss, Erika Ford had a great game. Ford scored a career-high of 27 points. This was the ninth time this season Ford had reached double figures, and it was the 18th time in her career.

The Lady Dogs play their next game at home against Ole Miss on Feb 9.