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UGA women's team headed to the NCAA tournament


The University of Georgia women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA tournament as the No. 10 seed in the Seattle Region.

They will face off against No. 7 seed Florida State on Friday in Iowa City, Ia. The Lady Bulldogs won eight of their final 11 games before the tournament, with their only losses coming to No. 1 South Carolina and No. 3 LSU.

Led by All-SEC and All-Defensive Team member Diamond Battles, Georgia finished tied for fifth in the final SEC standings after being ninth in the preseason poll. Head coach Katie Abrahmson-Henderson's teams have made 12 NCAA tournaments in her 18 seasons as head coach, and they have now made 10-straight postseason appearances.

This year's tournament marks Georgia's 36th trip to the NCAA tournament in 41 years, tying them with Stanford for the second most NCAA bids among all Division I programs. The Lady Bulldogs also rank fifth in NCAA tournament games played (92) and seventh in tournament wins (58). The Lady Bulldogs will face Florida State, a team they have dominated in the past, owning an 8-0 series lead against them. The two teams last met in the NCAA tournament in 2011.

If Georgia can get past Florida State, they will face off against either No. 2 seed Iowa or No. 15 seed Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday. The first game will be Friday, March 17th at 1:30 pm.