Georgia Tech’s non-conference home basketball schedule this season will include games against in-state opponents Mercer, Georgia and Savannah State.
The Yellow Jackets, who went 23-13 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, will also host UNC-Charlotte, Charleston Southern, Albany, Niagara, Fordham, and UT-Chattanooga.
Copies of contracts between Georgia Tech and those schools were obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to an open-records request. Georgia Tech hasn’t released its schedule.
In one of two pay-to-play games, Georgia Tech will pay Charleston Southern $70,000 to play on Nov. 12, in addition to a $12,000 travel stipend. The Yellow Jackets will pay UT-Chattanooga $35,000.
The Yellow Jackets will host Albany on Nov. 17, Niagara on Nov. 19, the Bulldogs on Dec. 7, Savannah State on Dec. 11 (with a promise to play at Tiger Arena in 2011-12), Fordham on Dec. 27 (with an agreement to try and play at Rose Hill Gym in 2011-12), Mercer on Dec. 31, UNC-Charlotte on Jan. 2, 2011, and UT-Chattanooga on Feb. 16.
In ACC home games, Tech will host Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Dates haven’t been announced.The conference schedule is expected to be announced in early September.
Conference road games will be at national champion Duke, Clemson, Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College and N.C. State.