Georgia's Landers fifth women's coach to 800 wins

ATHENS, Ga. -- With two minutes left and his team leading by 46 points, Georgia coach Andy Landers was still coaching.

It's a big reason he's won 800 games in 33 years on the bench.

The Bulldogs routed Savannah State 74-28 on Thursday night, giving Landers the milestone. He's won 718 games in 30 years at Georgia, with his first 82 wins in the 1970s coming at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn.

"I'm happy that we won, but I am not happy we won it for me," Landers said afterward. "As a coach, I saw a lot of things that need to get better. I don't ever go into a game thinking anything other than those kinds of things. I was coaching our walk-ons pretty hard with two minutes to go because they were making mistakes."

Landers' career record is 800-252 in 33-plus seasons. He posted a 33-1 record against four-year schools during his tenure at Roane State.

On Sunday, North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell became the fourth women's coach to record her 800th win -- joining Tennessee' Pat Summitt, Rutgers' Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt, who retired from Texas in March 2007.

Angel Robinson scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (11-6), and Ashley Houts added 17.

Crissa Jackson led Savannah State (3-14) with eight points.

The Tigers' 28 points were the fewest by a Georgia opponent since the Lady Dogs beat Georgia Tech 77-22 on Jan. 10, 1976 -- three years before Landers became Georgia's first full-time coach.

"I am glad I helped coach Landers back in the day with about a hundred of these," said former Georgia All-American Teresa Edwards, watching from the stands.

"I wish this was his thousandth and he already had an NCAA championship under his belt. That is how much I love him. I want nothing but the best for him."


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