Georgia and Georgia Tech are set to play in men’s basketball on the earliest date in the season of any time in series history.
The Yellow Jackets will visit Stegeman Coliseum on Nov. 15, according to a contract obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald under an open records request.
The rivals have never played that early in November before in a series that started in 1905, according to Georgia records. The previous earliest meeting was on Nov. 25, 1977 when the Yellow Jackets beat the visiting Bulldogs 75-58.
They haven’t opened a season against each other since then, but Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said Tuesday he didn’t think the Georgia Tech game would be the Bulldogs’ opener. The schedule is still being finalized.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 103-86.
Nov. 15 is the Friday before the Georgia football team plays at Auburn. Georgia’s season-opener last year was Nov. 9 against Jacksonville.
Georgia and Georgia Tech have played in December or January each of the past 10 seasons. The website sicemdawgs.com first obtained the game contract for the upcoming game last week.
Some other dates added to the Georgia basketball schedule:
–Western Carolina in Athens on Dec. 21
–At George Washington on Jan. 3, a return game from last season.
–As previously reported, Georgia has home games set on Dec. 14 against Lipscomb and Gardner-Webb on Dec. 18 and will play in the Charleston Classic from Nov. 21-24.
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