NEW YORK (AP) - After a one-year absence, Georgia is back in the NCAA women's tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs (21-9) claimed a No. 8 seed in the Lexington Regional and will face Indiana in their opening game Saturday.
Georgia had a resurgence under first-year coach Joni Taylor, who took over after Andy Landers announced his retirement. The Lady Bulldogs made 20 straight NCAA appearances under Landers - and 31 overall - before missing out last season.
Taylor says Georgia is "absolutely thrilled to be back in the NCAA Tournament." As she says, "Georgia basketball is a name that is synonymous with March Madness."
Georgia's 32nd NCAA appearance ranks second among all schools. Only Tennessee has received more tournament invitations.