Georgia will be earning some sky miles after Christmas as the Bulldogs added a road trip to Colorado to complete their men’s basketball schedule for this coming season.
Georgia will play the Buffaloes on Dec. 28 in Boulder, Colo., in the first game of a home-and-home series that will conclude next season. The Bulldogs already had a date to play George Washington in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3.
Outside SEC play, however, Georgia will generally be playing close to home. Its only other non-conference trip will be to Charleston, S.C., to play in the the Charleston Classic tournament Nov. 21-24. The Bulldogs will face Davidson in the first round and the winners will play the Clemson-Temple winner in the second round. Nebraska, UMass, New Mexico and UAB are also participating in the tournament.
“I’m very excited about the schedule we have put together,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “I think we will have the strength of schedule we need from the non-league portion. We’re looking forward to playing in the Charleston Classic against a terrific program in Davidson in the first round. And we wanted to start a ‘high-major’ series this season and we filled that need with Colorado.”
The Bulldogs will tip off their SEC schedule Jan. 8 at Missouri. Georgia’s league schedule, adjusted to accommodate the 2013 expansion, will not include the trio of Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee at home for the first time in 26 years. Kentucky has played in Athens every year since 1988, Florida since 1962 and Tennessee since 1964. Additionally, the Bulldogs will not play at Vanderbilt for the first time since 1964.
“The SEC will continue to be very competitive and very balanced this season,” Fox said. “Certainly, we’re disappointed that three of our traditional rivals will not be coming to Athens this season. I think everyone’s a little frustrated with the (SEC schedule) rotation, but at the same time we recognize that it comes with the expansion of our league.”
As many as 13 of Georgia’s 30 regular-season games will come against teams that played in the 2013 postseason, according to the complete 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, announced today by head coach Mark Fox.
A new NCAA rule allows teams to conduct 30 practice days over six weeks before the season opener. So Georgia begins preseason practice on Sept. 27. On Oct. 11 the Bulldogs will conduct the second annual “Basketbash” event at Stegeman Coliseum to introduce the new team to fans
2013-14 Georgia Basketball Schedule
Oct. 11 – “Basketbash” at Stegeman Coliseum
Nov. 4 vs. UNC-Pembroke (Exh.)
Nov. 8 vs. Wofford
Nov. 15 vs. Georgia Tech
Nov. 21 vs. Davidson
Nov. 22 at Charleston Classic 2nd round
Nov. 24 at Charleston Classic 3rd round
Nov. 29 vs. Appalachian State
Dec. 2 vs. Chattanooga
Dec. 14 vs. Lipscomb
Dec. 19 vs. Gardner-Webb
Dec. 21 vs. Western Carolina
Dec. 28 at Colorado
Jan. 3 at George Washington
Jan. 8 at Missouri (8 p.m.) (SECN)
Jan. 11 vs. Alabama (4 p.m.) (SECN)
Jan. 14 at Florida (7 p.m.) (ESPNU)
Jan. 18 vs. Arkansas (1:30 p.m.) (SECN)
Jan. 22 vs. South Carolina (8 p.m.) (SECN)
Jan. 25 at Kentucky (1:30 p.m.) (SECN)
Jan. 29 vs. Vanderbilt (7 p.m.) (CSS)
Feb. 1 at Auburn (1:30 p.m.) (SECN)
Feb. 6 vs. LSU (7 p.m.) (ESPN/ESPN2)
Feb. 8 vs. Texas A&M (TBA) (CSS)
Feb. 12 at Mississippi State (9 p.m.) (FSN)
Feb. 15 vs. Ole Miss (4 p.m.) (FSN)
Feb. 18 at Tennessee (9 p.m.) (ESPNU)
Feb. 22 at South Carolina (1:30 p.m.) (SECN)
Feb. 25 vs. Missouri (9 p.m.) (ESPNU)
Mar. 1 at Arkansas (4 p.m.) (SECN)
Mar. 5 vs. Mississippi State (7 p.m.) (CSS)
Mar. 8 at LSU (5 p.m.) (FSN)
Mar. 10-13 SEC Tournament – Atlanta
- All Times EST
- Additional TV Dates & Tipoff Times TBA
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