Georgia earns No. 4 seed for NCAA Tournament, will face Mercer in first round

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Georgia women's basketball has earned a No. 4 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia will face Mercer in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Athens on Saturday, March 17. Coach Joni Taylor and the Lady Bulldogs will try to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1999.

The Lady Bulldogs, who received the No. 4 seed in the East Region, finished with a 25-6 overall record and 12-4 in the SEC, winning one game in the SEC Tournament against Missouri before falling to South Carolina 71-49 in the semifinals.

Mackenzie Engram and Caliya Robinson, both forwards, lead Georgia’s hopes for a long run in the tournament. Engram averages 12.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Robinson leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per game while putting up 12.6 points per outing. Guard Taja Cole does the dealing for the Lady Bulldogs, averaging 4.3 assists per game.

Mercer is 30-2 and has won 27 straight games. The Bears are coached by former Georgia player Susie Gardner.

Georgia defeated Mercer 72-54 during the regular season in Macon.

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