Notes: Lady Dogs back in Sweet 16; football practice today; Hall of Famer Goldberg

If you missed it late last night . . .

Georgia’s women’s basketball team reached the Sweet 16.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Oklahoma State 74-71 in overtime in Tempe, Ariz., to reach the regional semifinals for the 18th time in 27 NCAA Tournament appearances under coach Andy Landers. Only two programs, Tennessee and Louisiana Tech, have reached more Sweet 16s in the tournament’s history than UGA.

Georgia (25-8)  will play No. 1 seed Stanford on Saturday in Sacramento (time TBA).

UGA freshman Jasmine James came up big in overtime Monday night, scoring 14 of Georgia’s 19 points in the extra period. She hit her only two 3-pointers of the night and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in OT to finish the game with a career-high 27 points.

Here’s Landers’ overview of the win, from a transcript of his postgame press conference:

“The game was much as we thought it would be. Very hard fought. They didn’t back down, nor did we, so it was a very competitive game from beginning to end. I was pleasantly surprised by our start, the way we blew out to that 9, 10 point lead, and thankful for it, because everything after that was very, very hard to come by. Momentum changed; kids on either team stepped up and made plays that changed that momentum. Two things that were constant for Georgia were our defense and our rebounding. We stayed the course with that all night long, and in the end that would carry us, along with some playmaking from both Jasmine James and Meredith Mitchell. . . . As always, [Ashley] Houts just stays behind the wheel and steers us in the direction we need to go. Hats off to Oklahoma State. They’re a very good basketball team and a team that competed extremely hard tonight.”

More details on the game are here.

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Georgia completes the first one-third of spring football practice today, with practice No. 5 out of 15. Check back for updates from Butts-Mehre in late afternoon.

The Dogs practice four times this week –- today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

By the way,  for those who have asked, admission to the April 10 G-Day game is free again this year.

And if you missed it, after all the talk about the 3-4 defense, here’s a story on the 3-4 offense: Ealey and King.

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Former UGA defensive lineman and professional wrestler Bill Goldberg will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Commack. N.Y., on April 18.

He played at UGA from 1985-89, and his 348 career tackles rank ninth on Georgia’s all-time list.

Goldberg retired from pro football after a season-ending injury in 1994, then entered pro wrestling.

37 comments Add your comment

GeoffDawg

March 23rd, 2010
10:05 am

Oi Vey! GoooooollllddddBerg!

Yes Sir!

March 23rd, 2010
10:07 am

Matthews Dawg

March 23rd, 2010
10:19 am

Third!! Wooooooo Hooooooo!!!!! Just like Tech, never first!!

Buckhead Dawg

March 23rd, 2010
10:27 am

Shocking headline in the AJC today “Man carjacked near Tech”.

Can Sherman come back through and burn down just that area…

gdawginkalamazoo

March 23rd, 2010
10:30 am

Congrats to Goldberg. Late one night we were at the Odyssey downtown and Goldberg was outside the door with a couple of friends. Some drunk guy rode up on a bike on the sidewalk and started mouthing off to Goldberg and his group. Goldberg punched the guy in the head knocking him and his bike down the street about half a block into a parked car. He had to come into the Odyssey to get his hand iced down because it started to balloon up a little bit. One of the funniest things I can recall ever seeing while in Athens.

run the ball

March 23rd, 2010
10:40 am

The two backs will only be good if CMB fully commits to the running game. Come on man, run the ball. Not silly delayed handoffs, of misdirections out of the shotgun, let the seasoned line move people. Combine that with the two fullbacks we have, we should be able to really pound people. If CMB will be patient and use his talent (line, backs, fullbacks).

What was our time of possession last year compared to our opponents? It’s not good. Run the ball.

gdawginkalamazoo

March 23rd, 2010
10:48 am

I think I missed the “punishment” that Richt was handing out to Mettenberger. Can anybody update me on that one? Wasn’t he supposed to do something at the end of last week?

TXDawg

March 23rd, 2010
10:53 am

gdawginkalamazoo…..he hasn’t decided yet on Mettenberger.

Paul H

March 23rd, 2010
11:01 am

Buckhead Dawg – exactly. Every week in the paper its “(fill in the blank) near Tech.”

DawgNation

March 23rd, 2010
11:07 am

I think CMR might have regretted jumping the gun on the promise to announce his punishment for Mettenberger. Remember that the NCAA mandates a one game suspension and the rest is left up to the Coach. He may want to see how the young mans actions are going to be during the spring and summer before adding more to the punishment. Just a thought.

AltamahaDawg

March 23rd, 2010
11:23 am

Does anybody not have a Goldberg at the Odyssey story? The guy loved his $1.5 PBR. I’ll remember the night he picked up the front of Troy Sadowski’s Malibu, so the rest of the guys could pull if off the bumper of the car he “created” a parking space behind.

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jack bull

March 23rd, 2010
12:21 pm

Goldberg to the Jewish Hall of Fame…awesome, congrats to him, he deserves it! i’m wondering, i know there is a Jewish and Black H.o.F., but is there a Atheist/ Baptist/Methodist/Presbyterian Hall of Fame..just wondering, help me out if anyone knows. thanks.

gdawginkalamazoo

March 23rd, 2010
12:37 pm

AltaDawg, Classic!

Herschel Talker

March 23rd, 2010
12:37 pm

On the one hand, don’t ever write a column on women’s basketball. It’s not a real sport.

On the other hand, please write as many columns as you would like about the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

STEINER

March 23rd, 2010
12:54 pm

gdawginkalamazoo:
The Punishment has come down to 3 possibilities for Metts—1)Firing Squad, 2)Waterboarding or 3)Guillotine………
get real, folks…..

knoxdawg

March 23rd, 2010
1:04 pm

One noticeable thing about Landers accomplishments as Lady Dogs coach, No National Championship. Been to the Sweet 16 many times, only 2 teams more than the Lady Dogs, but no National Championship. Time to change that Lady Dogs.

As for football, offense this year will hinge on offensive line play and play calling. If the line plays like all of us think it will then we should have a powerful running game. If so, then Bobo needs to stick to it. We won the Tech game because we ran the ball. We lost a game or two last year because we abandoned the run when we shouldn’t have. Gonna see if this coaching staff can live up to the expectations!

Richard Tardits

March 23rd, 2010
1:05 pm

I wish there was a French Sports Hall of Fame

gdawginkalamazoo

March 23rd, 2010
1:05 pm

Steiner, Damn, things haven’t changed that much since I was in Athens. I got caught drinking and those were the available punishments. I chose the waterboarding because that one seemed less permanent.

GeoffDawg

March 23rd, 2010
2:02 pm

There is Richard Tardits but most of the statues are of guys in bicycle shorts.

Dude

March 23rd, 2010
2:07 pm

AH the Odyssey. What memories… I drank for free every night winning at shuffle board. Broke my heart when they changed the name.

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

March 23rd, 2010
3:28 pm

Congrats to the Lady Gym Dogs. That’s some impressive company. What have the other schools accomplished that Landers hasn’t? Oh yeah, a national title. Does this sound familiar? Hint; They play on Saturday’s in the fall. Outdoors. Between the hedges. Sorry, I’m sure that this is a little harder than Jim Harrick Jr’s course at UGA.

As for Mett’s punishment, I’m sure that CMR is waiting for Evans & Adams to give their blessing. I’m sure it will be more harsh than what CMR’s ideas. Making him run a few laps, speaking to a chuch youth group and a Bobby Bowden “boys will be boys’ song and dance won’t fly.

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The Dogfather

March 23rd, 2010
3:39 pm

I played with Tardis at Aquinas B4 he played with the dawgs.He was on the french rugby team.He had a helluva first step 4 a frenchman.

nope

March 23rd, 2010
6:14 pm

Jack Bull, Nope. There’s also no NAAWP, Congressional Caucasian Caucus, 100 White Men, ( or Latin Men, or Asian Men) either, for that matter. Why do you suppose that is?

staugdawg

March 23rd, 2010
7:04 pm

At the Odyssey…always pray for rain…pitchers were half price if it was raining..

BIRDDAWGONE@YAHOO.COM

March 23rd, 2010
7:05 pm

One night, back when I was attending UGA, I got to hang out with Goldberg. This was after he had graduated and was in the PRO’s. He was just visiting a school that he loved. Anyway, I thought he was a pretty decent fellow. Congradulations Goldberg!

Why do you suppose that is?

March 23rd, 2010
7:13 pm

Nope,

Probably because most white (non jewish) people were historical not excluded from most awards and sports. But there has always been the KKK if your looking for that special group, its out there.

DawginLex

March 23rd, 2010
7:14 pm

You know parole officer, I get sick and tired of you filling up the UGA blogs with your hate filled jealous venom.

Go play on the nerd blogs with the other techsters or better yet, go find the pump and inflate your blow up doll date for tonight.

Hey Tim

March 23rd, 2010
7:15 pm

Please delete my previous post at 7:05.

Buckhead Bulldog

March 23rd, 2010
7:51 pm

Lets just say my former roommate at RiverMill helped with the UF/UGA suspension. Whenever I go into a nasty bathroom that stinks like P, I drift back to my youth at The Odd-de-god….ha ha. Good times for sure! Remember dudes getting thrown through the glass plate windows, and flop onto the sidewalk like a fish? Man!

Way to go Billy G…….good dude!

ARdawg

March 23rd, 2010
7:52 pm

*has no Goldberg at the Odessey stories*

AltamahaDawg

March 23rd, 2010
8:30 pm

what the hell, even the has no stories are classic about the Odyssey..

I’m guessing we have some former patron of the original Papa Joes in the room. Liquor pitchers and Galaga. Table full of drunk Snaky Ks.

Buckhead Bulldog

March 23rd, 2010
9:01 pm

What was the name of that rock club cornered next door to the Odd? For some reason(?), I can’t remember the name.

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

March 23rd, 2010
9:49 pm

LexDawg… I’m a UF alum. If you don’t like it, then don’t read the blog,

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

March 23rd, 2010
9:50 pm

Jealous of what, Lexdoggie… Winning 17 out of 20 over the mutts?

BuLLdawg

March 24th, 2010
6:48 am

Andy Landers will need to find a shooter who can hit her shots to beat # 1 seed Stanford who has only the loss at UCONN on the year.

Buckhead Dog and Paul H rednecks

March 25th, 2010
9:51 am

And every week in Athens its ” and another players get’s arrested for DUI or another Frat house get’s suspended”. Don’t get me started.