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Dance Card: Georgia, SEC at-large

Hardly a shoe-in, the Bulldogs look to surprise a few folks in the tournament again.

Who? The Bulldogs of Georgia.

What? They derive their name from the Bulldogs of Yale. Uga is the live mascot; Hairy Dawg is the one in the costume.

Where? Athens, Georgia, which merged with Clarke County.

When? March 23rd, in Storrs, Connecticut.

Why? Committee members wished to learn the secrets of Andy Landers's eternally jet-black hair, in hopes of discovering a new source of oil for our desperate nation.

How? They were an at-large selection.

Surprise? Predicted to finish seventh in the conference, they ended up in ninth, part of the 7-9 mishmash that consumed half the SEC.

RPI: 42

SOS: 45

Record: 20-11 (7-9 SEC)

Good wins: Kentucky.

Bad losses: At Auburn.

Who's running this show? Andy Landers, since 1979, the school's first full-time women's basketball coach.

Extra, Extra! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Sophomore guard Shacobia Barbee leads the Dawgs with 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Two guards finished the season with the exact same scoring numbers, junior Erika Ford and senior Khaalidah Miller, each at 10.7 per game. They're not a good shooting team. They've shown flashes of big games, but Georgia has always had the ability to collapse in the big games, too.