Georgia women’s basketball head coach Joni Taylor has reached a new threshold in her coaching career. Taylor helped coach the USA Basketball Junior National team to the FIBA U-19 World Cup Championship in Debrecen, Hungary.
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Taylor's extended contract comes after a second round NCAA Tournament exit in an otherwise successful 21-7 season for the Bulldogs.
After a viral TikTok video showed the disparities between the women's and men's NCAA basketball tournaments, the NCAA gave the women's tournament a much larger weight room.
Despite a second-half scoring surge, Bulldogs fell just short against the Ducks and lost 57-50, eliminating them from the tournament.
In its first-round game, Oregon held South Dakota without a field goal for over 14 minutes of play. With Que Morrison leading Georgia with 53 steals and Mikayla Coombs following behind with 40, Wednesday’s matchup will be a low-scoring defensive battle.
With the win, the Bulldogs advance to the second round where they will face the victor of Monday night's matchup between Oregon and South Dakota.
Players, coaches and administrators at the women’s tournament, which is being held exclusively in San Antonio, have voiced their concerns about the bubble environment.
Georgia women’s basketball fell to South Carolina 67-62 Sunday in the 2021 SEC tournament championship. This was Georgia’s first SEC finals appearance since 2004.
The matchup between Joni Taylor’s No. 4 seed Georgia and Dawn Staley’s No. 2 seed South Carolina marks the first time two Black head coaches go head to head for the championship title in conference history.
Georgia women’s basketball beat Kentucky 78-66 to earn a spot in the SEC tournament semifinals. The Bulldogs' win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
The Bulldogs are ranked fourth in total blocked shots and sixth in average blocked shots per game, trailing in second place amongst SEC competitors to rival South Carolina.
Georgia chased and secured a 67-66 win in Knoxville in January, closing a 17-point halftime deficit in the process, but led for virtually the entire match on Sunday.
The Georgia women’s basketball team has gone through a fairly successful season so far in 2021. Yet 3-pointers have remained an issue for the Bulldogs.