Georgia women's basketball-Tennessee-baseball
Georgia swept Tennessee for the first time since 1985.

Georgia sports round-up: Women’s basketball sweeps Tennessee, baseball takes series against Evansville

The Georgia women’s basketball team did something on Sunday it had not been done since the 1984-85 season. The Lady Bulldogs swept the Tennessee Volunteers.

Powered by Gabby Connally’s 24 points, the No. 17 Bulldogs held on for a 57-55 win over the visiting No. 20 Volunteers. Georgia is now 17-4 on the season and 9-4 in SEC play. Only South Carolina and Texas A&M have better conference records at this point.

“It was emotional. That’s just Georgia-Tennessee, but even more so I would say today because of where we are in the standings, and we are down to the wire,” Georgia head coach Joni Taylor said. “We want to play well going into the tournament, and that is what showed itself for 40 minutes. It was a fun game to be a part of.”

After dropping Friday’s opener, the Georgia baseball team won the final three games of its series against Evansville to improve to 3-1 on the season.

The Bulldogs won both Saturday games, including a 6-5 contest won thanks to a walk-off single by Riley King. On Sunday, the Georgia pitching staff yielded just one hit compared to 10 walks as the Bulldogs came away with a 4-1 victory.

Freshman Hank Barden got the win on Sunday for the Bulldogs. Over the course of the four-game series, He was one of eight freshman pitchers Georgia used over the weekend.