“I think it’s a big jump from where we’ve been into the Southeastern Conference,” Andy Landers said. “This conference has been traditionally – and appears to be again this year – one of most competitive in the country. I think there’s a lot of parity throughout our conference. If you look at the overall records right now, you have Tennessee and LSU sitting on top with no losses and basically a majority of the other teams with two or three losses.”
The Lady Dogs and Lady Rebels fit in that second group, all in pursuit of serious aspirations during regular- and post-season play. Though there are 13 more SEC dates on top, tonight’s matchup could have serious seeding implications come tournament time.
“Oxford is a tough place to play,” Landers said. “You add to that a very good Ole Miss team and a good Georgia team and you have the makings for a great conference opener. We look forward to that challenge.”