The 2011-12 Georgia men‚Äôs basketball schedule has come out in drips through the summer, but it is now out in its entirety today.
What jumped out to me was this stretch of nonconference games in a span of more than two weeks: California and either Missouri or Notre Dame in the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 21-22; at Xavier Nov. 25; at Colorado Nov. 28 and then back home for Cincinnati on Dec. 2 for the Big East/SEC Challenge and Georgia Tech on Dec. 7. Then the next game after that is at Southern California on Dec. 17.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre very excited about the challenge this schedule will present to our young team,‚Äù coach Mark Fox said in a UGA release. ‚ÄúI think we have established a schedule that first, should prepare us well for SEC play and second, should give us what the strength of schedule needed in the eyes of the (NCAA Tournament) Selection Committee, if we are successful this season. A lot of this schedule was completed before Trey (Thompkins) and Travis (Leslie) decided to enter the (NBA) Draft, so it should be a real task for the team that we have.‚Äù
Georgia will have four home games against less imposing nonconference opponents before opening SEC play at home against Alabama on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs close their season with a senior night game at Kentucky on March 1 and then back home for their own senior day game against South Carolina on March 3.
Georgia will have seven games that are slated to be televised on ESPN networks.
2011-12 Georgia Basketball Schedule
Nov. 4 vs. Exhibition (Opponent TBA) 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 vs. Wofford¬† 8:00 p.m.*
Nov. 13 vs. Bowling Green (ESPNU)#¬† 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 vs. South Dakota State#¬† 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 21 vs. California# (@Kansas City, Mo.)¬† 9:45 p.m.
Nov. 22 vs. Missouri/Notre Dame# (@K.C.)¬† TBA
Nov. 25 at Xavier¬†¬† TBA
Nov. 28 at Colorado¬† TBA
Dec. 2 vs. Cincinnati (ESPNU)&¬† 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 7 vs. Georgia Tech¬†¬† TBA
Dec. 17 at Southern Cal¬†¬† 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 20 vs. Mercer¬† 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 23 vs. Furman 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 27 vs. Winthrop¬† 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 30 vs. Delaware State¬† 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 vs. Alabama (FSN)¬† 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Florida (ESPN)¬† 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Vanderbilt (SECN)¬† 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 vs. Tennessee (SECN)¬† 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 vs. Ole Miss (SECN)¬† 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 24 vs. Kentucky (ESPN)¬† 9:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 at Auburn (SECN)¬† 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 4 at Tennessee (FSN)¬† 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 8 vs. Arkansas (SECN)¬† 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Miss. State (SECN)¬† 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 at South Carolina (CSS)¬† 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Vanderbilt (FSN)¬† 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 at LSU (SECN)¬† 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 vs. Florida (SECN)¬†¬† 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 1 at Kentucky (ESPN/ESPN2)¬† 9:00 p.m.
Mar. 3 vs. South Carolina (SECN)¬† 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 8-11 at SEC Tournament (@New Orleans, La.)
*Part of men's/women's basketball doubleheader
&SEC/Big East Invitational