Georgia Faces Ole Miss in Oxford – University of Georgia Athletics



Head Coach: Coach ABE

Career Record: 405-183 (19th year)

Record at Georgia: 33-26 (2nd year)

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Head Coach: Yolett McPhee-McCuin

Career Record: 191-145 (11th season)

Record at Ole Miss: 97-82 (6th season)


40.8 FG% 41.2
27.6 3FG% 24.9
67.9 FT% 68.8
39.0 FG% DEFENSE 38.0
32.9 3FG% DEFENSE 32.7
0.8 AST – TO RATIO 0.8


Opening Tip

» Georgia is back on the road to face the Ole Miss Rebels at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT this Thursday in Oxford. The matchup is slated to air on SEC Network +.

» The Lady Bulldogs are coming off a back-and-forth battle with No. 1 South Carolina. Georgia led, 35-28, at halftime, marking the Gamecocks’ largest halftime deficit this season.

» Fifth-year senior forward Javyn Nicholson has established herself as one of the top post players in the SEC. She is tied for second in the conference with 14 double-doubles and is coming off a 27-point, 12-rebound effort against South Carolina. The 27 points are the third-most an SEC opponent has scored against the Gamecocks this season.

» Georgia has won six of the last eight meetings against Ole Miss, but has lost two-straight in the series. The Lady Bulldogs own a 38-15 all-time record against Ole Miss dating back to 1980.

» Fifth-year senior guard Taniyah Thompson has seen increased minutes since the season-ending injury to Zoesha Smith. Thompson was averaging 12.1 minutes per game before the injury and has increased that to 26.7 since the injury.

» Junior guard De’Mauri Flournoy has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games.

» Redshirt-freshman Savannah Henderson is coming off her best game of the year. She hit 3-of-4 from 3-point range and scored a career-high nine points against the No. 1 Gamecocks.

» Georgia is in its second season under the leadership of Coach ABE. ABE’s successful first year included a NCAA tournament appearance, 22 wins, and a fifth-place finish in the final SEC standings.

» The Lady Bulldogs were the only SEC squad to not have a single player enter the transfer portal this past offseason.

» Coach ABE’s teams have won 20 or more games in 11-straight seasons, while her 12 NCAA tournament appearances rank third among active SEC coaches, only behind Kim Mulkey (LSU) and Dawn Staley (South Carolina).


Nicholson Shines Against No. 1

Javyn Nicholson played her best basketball on the biggest stage during Sunday’s game at No. 1 South Carolina. She scored a career-high 27 points, which was the third-best total by an SEC player against the Gamecocks this season. She is one of just seven players to score 25-plus points against South Carolina this year.

Fantastic February

Coach ABE’s teams have had remarkable success in the month of February over the last four seasons (two at UCF and two at Georgia). Her squads boast an impressive 23-8 record in February, including last season’s 5-2 mark.

Four Top-100 Signees the Most Since 2017; All Four Nominees for McDonald’s All-America Team

Georgia has already signed four top-100 players in the 2024 class. Indya and Summer Davis — twin sisters from Farmington Hills, Michigan — along with Mia Woolfolk (Midlothian, Virginia) and Trinity Turner (Orlando, Fla.) signed with the Lady Bulldogs earlier this year. All four players are four star prospects and ranked in the top-100 nationally, marking the first time since 2017 the program has signed four top-100 players.

It was announced earlier this year that each of the four signees were named nominees for the prestigious McDonald’s All-America Team.


Henderson Returns

Georgia redshirt freshman Savannah Henderson made her first appearance of the season during the team’s outing against Wofford on Dec. 30. Henderson suffered a season-ending injury last year at the beginning of what was a promising start to her freshman year. She has now played in 10 games and is coming off a career-best nine-point effort at No. 1 South Carolina.

400 Wins

Georgia head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson reached the 400-win mark of her career earlier this year. She is one of five active SEC coaches to record 400 or more wins.

Year Two with Coach ABE

Georgia is in its second season under the leadership of head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Coach ABE led the Lady Bulldogs to 22 wins – the most for the program in five years – and a NCAA tournament win against Florida State, marking Georgia’s first NCAA tourney victory against a Power 5 opponent in 10 seasons. In addition, Georgia went 5-0 against rivals Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech.

The Lady Bulldogs won seven of their last nine SEC games last year, with the only losses coming to top-5 teams South Carolina and LSU on the road.


20-Win Streak

Last year marked the 11th-straight season a Coach ABE led team has earned 20 wins or more. She has also guided her teams to 12 NCAA tournament appearances, which is the third-highest mark of any coach in the SEC, only behind Dawn Staley at South Carolina and Kim Mulkey at LSU.

Familiar Face, New Name

Jordan Cole returns for her fifth year in the red and black. Formerly Jordan Isaacs, she changed her legal last name to Cole after her stepfather, Brian Cole, adopted her on Oct. 4, 2023.

“I’ve created an identity behind the last name Isaacs, who I am on the court and off the court and just me as a person. It’s very safe and familiar,” said Jordan, who started 25 games last season. “I hate to see it go, because it is a part of me, who I became and who I’m going to become, but I definitely think this is the next big step in my life. It’s going to open new doors for me, it’s going to help me put myself out there. Me and the coaching staff … we made a joke that this is just a new version of me, like a new player, new person. There’s nothing wrong with Jordan Isaacs, but there’s always room for growth.”


First Verse

Georgia welcomed one true freshman this year in Arizona product Miyah Verse. A member of ESPN’s Super 60 as one of the top 60 prospects nationally, Verse prepped at national powerhouse Arizona Elite Prep and Mountain Ridge High in Peoria, Ariz.

Verse was also a track star in high school, earning the state title in the discus throw. Her brother Jared is a defensive lineman on the Florida State football team.


Stealing the Show

Georgia led the SEC in steals last season with 10.5 per game. It marked the 10th time in the last 13 years that Coach ABE’s teams have led their respective conference in steals. It was also the first occasion since the 2005-06 season – a span of 17 years – that Georgia led the SEC in steals.

Before taking the head coaching job at Georgia, Coach ABE’s UCF squad led the nation in scoring defense for two straight years from 2020-22.


Create What You Can’t Have

Georgia guard Chloe Chapman is the founder and CEO of Create What You Can’t Have (CWUCH) — a successful fashion merchandising company.

“CWUCH was created to represent originality. This is for people who aspire to be unique and have their own style. High quality clothing for streetwear lovers.” — Chloe Chapman


All in the Family

Miyah Verse’s brother, Jared Verse, is a junior defensive lineman on the Florida State football team. The highly recruited prospect was a first-team All-American selection by The Athletic during the 2022 football season. Verse leads FSU with 4.5 sacks this year.

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