UGA hoops schedule set; includes trip to USC

The Georgia men’s basketball team will travel to Xavier, Colorado and Southern California, among other places, under an ambitious 2011-12 schedule announced Thursday.

The Nov. 25 game at Xavier and the Nov. 28 game at Colorado are rematches of dates in Athens last season. The Dec. 17 game at USC will be Georgia’s second ever against the Trojans, who will return the cross-country trip the following season.

Other highlights of Georgia’s non-conference schedule include games against California and either Missouri or Notre Dame in the CBE Classic on Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City, a game against Cincinnati in Athens on Dec. 2 as part of the Big East/SEC Challenge and the annual meeting with Georgia Tech on Dec. 7 in Athens.

“I think we have established a schedule that, first, should prepare us well for SEC play and, second, should give us the strength of schedule needed in the eyes of the [NCAA tournament] selection committee, if we are successful this season,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said in a statement released by UGA. “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.”

Georgia’s season opener is Nov. 11 at home vs. Wofford, and the Bulldogs’ SEC opener is Jan. 7 vs. Alabama, also in Athens.

2011-12 Georgia men’s basketball Schedule

Nov. 4 Exhibition vs. TBA 7 p.m.

Nov. 11 vs. Wofford 8 p.m.

Nov. 13 vs. Bowling Green (ESPN)# 6 p.m.

Nov. 16 vs. South Dakota State# 7 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 p.m.

Dec. 7 vs. Georgia Tech 7 p.m.

Dec. 17 at Southern Cal 8 p.m.

Dec. 20 vs. Mercer 7 p.m.

Dec. 23 vs. Furman 7 p.m.

Dec. 27 vs. Winthrop 7 p.m.

Dec. 30 vs. Delaware State 7 p.m.

Jan. 7 vs. Alabama (FSN) 7 p.m.

Jan. 10 at Florida (ESPN) 7 p.m.

Jan. 14 at Vanderbilt (SECN) 4 p.m.

Jan. 18 vs. Tennessee (SECN) 8 p.m.

Jan. 21 vs. Ole Miss (SECN) 4 p.m.

Jan. 24 vs. Kentucky (ESPN) 9 p.m.

Feb. 1 at Auburn (SECN) 8 p.m.

Feb. 4 at Tennessee (FSN) 8 p.m.

Feb. 8 vs. Arkansas (SECN) 8 p.m.

Feb. 11 at Miss. State (SECN) 7 p.m.

Feb. 15 at South Carolina (CSS) 7 p.m.

Feb. 19 vs. Vanderbilt (FSN) 1 p.m.

Feb. 22 at LSU (SECN) 8 p.m.

Feb. 25 vs. Florida (SECN) 4 p.m.

Mar. 1 at Kentucky (ESPN/ESPN2) 9 p.m.

Mar. 3 vs. South Carolina (SECN) 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 8-11 at SEC Tournament (@New Orleans, La.)

# – CBE Classic

* – SEC/Big East Challenge

17 comments Add your comment

D A DoubleU G

August 18th, 2011
5:21 pm

JAWJeRDAWG

August 18th, 2011
5:26 pm

That’s a tough schedule which hopefully WILL prepare us for the SEC tournaments and get UGA a bid to the NCAA tournament if we have a winning season.

Good luck, Coach Fox and the Hoop Dawgs!

Other than...

August 18th, 2011
5:27 pm

Sosuth Dakato State adn Delaware State, not a bad schedule re: OOC and usually good RPI teams…

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 18th, 2011
5:30 pm

As Earnest would say, “ewwwwwwwwwwww”. That is going to be murder with having lost Leslie and Thompkins.

Indian Dawg

August 18th, 2011
6:35 pm

Wooooooooo ambitious in-freaking-deed! Good luck Dawgs! Sic ‘em!

Paul in NH (formerly RDU)

August 18th, 2011
7:03 pm

Pretty impressive OOC schedule. UGA will find out early what they need to work on.

BG

August 18th, 2011
7:41 pm

Well that has to be the toughest schedule in the SEC.

Milledgeville Dawg

August 18th, 2011
8:39 pm

Once again us season ticket holders get ripped off before the SEC schedule starts. Other than Tech and Cincinnati it is pretty lame. But as always GO DAWGS!!!

Coastal Dog -- SSI

August 18th, 2011
8:55 pm

There’s really no reason 5 hustling guys with a passionate & knowledgable coach, with SEC grade talent, a winning attitude, playing hard o and d each time down the court, with 3 or 4 hungry backups, can’t be successful on the basketball court. This game is the great equalizer with as few as it takes to field a team and as much talent as there is from which to choose. No reason I can see for failure. UGA should be a basketball powerhouse year in and year out. Make it happen! Peace.

Boses

August 19th, 2011
5:50 am

Yes to Coastal Dog — SSI

ormewood

August 19th, 2011
7:14 am

They’re playing 25% of the Pac-12!

I hate Georgia (the school, not the state)

August 19th, 2011
7:53 am

yawn…….about as pointless as the football team, the golf team, the baseball team, the gymasts, the rasslers, the debate team, I could go on

BobDawg

August 19th, 2011
8:29 am

Ditto to Coastal Dog… The Fox Den will be alive and well with a hungry young team…. We will get a little beat up early on but by SEC play will be fine…

jack

August 19th, 2011
11:19 am

guess aTm has scared the dawgs into running for the Southern Conference? 15 wins max.

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!

August 19th, 2011
12:44 pm

This is a great article to get the UGA faithful pumuped for basketball because in a few weeks UGA’s football season will be over starting out 0 – 2 and the mark Richts farewell tour begins. Brilliant!

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Coach Grohbo

August 19th, 2011
1:55 pm

Georgia is going be brutal in the front court this year.

This schedule will set Georgia back to the Felton years.