The anticipation for the 2011 college football season is building, but fans of the hardwood will be happy to know that the Georgia Bulldogs' 2011-2012 men's basketball schedule was finalized on Thursday.Nov. 4: vs. Exhibition (Opponent 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 (CBE Classic, Kansas City), 9:45 p.m.
Nov. 22: vs. Missouri/Notre Dame (CBE Classic, Kansas City), TBA
Nov. 25: at Xavier, TBA
Nov. 28: at Colorado, TBA
Dec. 2: vs. Cincinnati (ESPNU), 7 p.m. (Big East-SEC Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. Georgia Tech, TBA
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.)
Not exactly a grueling non-conference schedule that will help Mark Fox's squad get off the bubble were they to be in that position come March. But it's not terrible either. The seven-game stretch beginning Nov. 21st against Cal and ending with Southern Cal on Dec. 17 will be a great test for Georgia, and if they could win four or more, you'd have to think that they'd be somewhere in the top 40 at the outset of league play.
Speaking of league play, Kyle King of Dawg Sports had this to say about the Bulldogs' SEC schedule:
Georgia’s only break in the SEC schedule comes in late January. Following a 9:00 p.m. ESPN game against Kentucky in Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday, January 24, the Fox Hounds will have eight days to prepare for their trip to the Plains on Wednesday, February 1, for the opening outing of a five-game stretch in which the Red and Black play four road games. In fact, only four of the Athenians’ last ten games are at home, so the Bulldogs had better be prepared to take advantage of a midseason schedule that affords them ten opportunities to take the court before the home crowd in a 13-game span between December 2 and January 24.
Don't try to distract Georgia fans from all things football anytime soon, but don't forget that the new season of hoops is only a little more than two and a half months away.
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