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GEORGIA JUST HAPPY TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOT AT TENNESSEE

Georgia's Lady Bulldogs just don't know when to quit.

The last time Georgia met Tennessee on the basketball court, the Lady Vols took a 25-point lead in the first half, led by 30 in the second half and won by 22.Now, more than four weeks later, here comes Georgia asking for more.

Georgia and Tennessee will meet again Saturday in the NCAA Final Four at the sold-out Target Center, and the Georgia folks couldn't be happier.

Yes, Tennessee gave coach Andy Landers' team a good thumping in that Feb. 25 game at Knoxville, Tenn., but Landers insists this is the matchup he'd prefer. Connecticut plays Stanford in the other semifinal Saturday, with the winners advancing to Sunday's championship game.

Tennessee hammered Georgia 83-61 the first time around, and two games later, Georgia lost to Vanderbilt 82-56 in the Southeastern Conference tournament. But the youthful Lady Bulldogs (28-4) - four sophomores and a junior start - regrouped quickly.

They beat Indiana, Louisville and North Carolina State in NCAA play by an average margin of 16.3 points, then upset top-seeded Colorado 82-79 in the Midwest Regional final to earn the rematch with Tennessee.

Connecticut (33-0) is trying to complete just the second unbeaten season in the 14 years of NCAA women's basketball.

To stay unbeaten, Connecticut has to get past a talented Stanford team that's 30-2 and goes 10 deep. Five Stanford reserves average at least 5.7 points and that group has gotten even better with the continued improvement of 6-2 freshman Kristin Folkl, who got a late start in basketball after helping the Cardinal win the NCAA volleyball championship.

Folkl is averaging 17 points and 8.3 rebounds in NCAA play and 9.4 points and 5.3 rebounds for the season.