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WBB Game Preview: Georgia

WBB Game Preview: Georgia

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern ends their two-game road swing with a Sunday matinee at NCAA and SEC-power Georgia seeking a marquee road victory before exam break. A win would be the second over a Power Five school since 2011 after the Bucs took down Clemson in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Seniors Ke'Asia Jackson and Weknyne Dumorne have been key to the CSU offense as of late, as well as sophomore point guard Kelsie Ruff-Mills. Jackson has double figures in five of the six contests she's played this season with two 20-point effort, Dumorne has 10 points in four-straight and Ruff-Mills turned in a career-best 15-point, six-assist effort Thursday at North Florida.

Game 7 Notes: Georgia

For Openers

  • CSU hits the road for their first two-game swing away from the Buc Dome and looks for a marquee win after an overtime loss Thursday night at North Florida.
  • Sunday marks the first of two trips to SEC country this season as the Bucs are set to enter the swamp on Dec. 30 to tangle with Florida in the nonconference finale.
  • CSU seeks to become the second Big South school to knock off an SEC squad after Gardner-Webb took down Florida on opening day.
  • Sunday's contest is the first against a nonconference team that made the NCAA Tournament the prior season since the Bucs took on both West Virginia and North Carolina during the 2016-17 season. CSU lost both contests on the road as senior Breannah Bretches scored a career-best 21 against the Tar Heels on Nov. 22, 2016.

Last Time Out

  • Needing just 22 points to become the 16th player in program history with 1,000 in a career, Charleston Southern women's basketball senior guard Ke'Asia Jackson scored a team-high 22 points in an 82-76 overtime loss to North Florida Thursday night.
  • Jackson tallied 10 points in the opening half and added 12 over the second half and overtime to reach 1,000 points exactly. Her final tally came on a free throw to complete a crucial three-point play that gave the Bucs a 75-73 lead in overtime.
  • Jackson's 22, as well as a career-best 15 from Kelsie Ruff-Mills and 10 from Weknyne Dumorne weren't enough for Charleston Southern to overcome five players in double figures from North Florida and 14 steals leading to 24 fast break points.
  • The Bucs and Ospreys traded the lead 11 times and there were seven ties across the fourth quarter and overtime period before host North Florida hit free throws down the stretch.

A Win on Sunday Would…

  • Be the first road win over an SEC team in program history, as well as the first win overall against an SEC team.
  • Make CSU the second Big South school to knock-off an SEC team after Gardner-Webb defeated Florida on opening day.
  • Be the second win over a Power 5 school after the Bucs defeated Clemson on Dec. 4, 2011.

Scouting the Bulldogs

  • Georgia enters Sunday fresh off a 67-60 win over Mercer to improve their home record to 3-0 with wins over St. Bonaventure, Winthrop and Mercer.
  • The Bulldogs' three losses have come to national powers UCLA and Maryland as well as rival Georgia Tech. Each of those three losses were less than 11-point margins with two coming in true road games and the Maryland loss coming in the Puerto Rico Tipoff Classic.
  • Three Bulldogs average double figures - Caliya Robinson (15.1), Taja Cole (11.7) and Gabby Connally (10.0) - and shoot above .370 from the floor. Robinson averages a near double-double with 9.6 boards per contest while Cole sits second at 5.4 rebounds a game.
  • Georgia's defense ranks T-23rd in the NCAA surrendering just 53.3 points per game. They trail only Mississippi State and Tennessee for third-best defense in the SEC. Their defense is led by a stifling 7.0 blocks per game - fifth-best in the nation.
  • As good as their defense is, the Bulldogs have struggled at the charity stripe making just 47.8% of their free throws. Opponents make twice as many free throws per contest as Georgia. Their lone loss when scoring 60-plus points came to UCLA when the Bruins put up 80.

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