Game times don‚Äôt matter much to Charles Mann, the Georgia sophomore guard insists.
‚ÄúIf it‚Äôs an 8 o‚Äôclock in the morning game, I‚Äôll be ready,‚Äù Mann said. ‚ÄúIt doesn‚Äôt matter what time.‚Äù
Fans may have a different take on that.
Georgia tips off against Missouri tonight at 9 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum in a game nationally televised on ESPNU. It‚Äôs the latest home tip of the season.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs tougher to get fans out, there‚Äôs no question,‚Äù coach Mark Fox said. ‚ÄúI think the changing game times is a major factor in attendance in today‚Äôs scheme of college basketball. A 9 p.m. game is a challenge to get people here and we‚Äôre certainly going to need people to come.‚Äù
Georgia‚Äôs final five games all have different start times:
–At South Carolina last Saturday was 1:45 p.m.
-Tonight against Missouri is at 9 p.m.
–Saturday at Arkansas is at 4 p.m. ET
–The home game against Mississippi State on March 5 is at 7 p.m.
–The March 8 game at LSU is at 5 p.m. ET.
TV dictates much of when games are played.
Center Donte‚Äô Williams has a preference for week night games.
‚ÄúI like them pretty early like around 7,‚Äù Williams said. ‚ÄúYou don‚Äôt have to wait around, especially on the road. You don‚Äôt have to sit around in the hotel room.‚Äù
Georgia is once again allowing UGA students to get into tonight‚Äôs game and the regular season home finale against Mississippi State for free.
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