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2011 Georgia Tech Basketball Schedule Includes 'Home' Games At Philips Arena

Georgia Tech basketball's 2011-12 schedule includes quite a few home games at Philips Arena, the first time the Yellow Jackets have played there since 2005.

Georgia Tech basketball released its schedule for the 2011 season on Wednesday, meaning there's just a few months left until basketball is back to being played in Georgia -- regardless of the NBA lockout.  Surprisingly, even with the on-campus Alexander Memorial Coliseum being renovated, the Yellow Jackets will play a decent number of games close to home.

Georgia Tech's "home" games will be split between Philips Arena, the home of the Atlanta Hawks and Dream, along with the Arena at Gwinnett in Duluth, Ga. The games at Philips Arena will be the first Georgia Tech has played there since 2005 when Luke Schenscher, Jarrett Jack, Anthony Morrow, Will Bynum, B.J. Elder and Mario West played for the Yellow Jackets.

The Yellow Jackets first game of the season will be held Nov. 11 at the Gwinnett Arena when new head coach Brian Gregory and his Georgia Tech student-athletes host Florida A&M. The team's first ACC game will be held at Philips Arena on Jan. 7 as they host the Duke Blue Devils. Philips will be an important place to get used to if Georgia Tech wants to have success this season, too, as the ACC Conference Tournament is scheduled to take place at the home of the Hawks as well.

The full schedule for the Yellow Jackets 2011-12 season is embedded below, courtesy of a release posted on Georgia Tech's website

Date Opponent / Event Location Time
11/11/11 vs. Florida A&M Arena at Gwinnett 8:00 p.m. ET
11/14/11 vs. Delaware State Arena at Gwinnett 7:00 p.m. ET
Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.
11/17/11 vs. Saint Joseph's Charleston, S.C. 8:00 p.m. ET
11/18/11 Seton Hall/VCU Charleston, S.C. 6/8:30 p.m. ET
11/20/11 Final Round Charleston, S.C. TBA
11/23/11 vs. Siena Arena at Gwinnett 7:00 p.m. ET
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
11/29/11 vs. Northwestern TV Philips Arena 7:15 p.m. ET
12/03/11 at Tulane New Orleans, La. 3:00 p.m. ET
12/07/11 at Georgia Athens, Ga. 7:00 p.m. ET
12/10/11 at Savannah State Savannah, Ga. 6:00 p.m. ET
12/19/11 vs. Alabama A&M Arena at Gwinnett 7:00 p.m. ET
12/22/11 vs. Mercer Arena at Gwinnett 7:00 p.m. ET
12/29/11 at Fordham TV Bronx, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/03/12 vs. Alabama TV Philips Arena 9:00 p.m. ET
01/07/12 vs. Duke * TV Philips Arena 12:00 p.m. ET
01/11/12 at NC State * TV Raleigh, N.C. 9:00 p.m. ET
01/15/12 at Maryland * TV College Park, Md. 1:00/4:00 p.m. ET
01/19/12 vs. Virginia * TV Philips Arena 8:00 p.m. ET
01/21/12 at Clemson * TV Clemson, S.C. 2:30 p.m. ET
01/24/12 vs. Miami * TV Philips Arena 9:00 p.m. ET
01/29/12 at North Carolina * TV Chapel Hill, N.C. 6:00 p.m. ET
02/01/12 at Florida State * TV Tallahassee, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/04/12 vs. Boston College * TV Philips Arena 1:00 p.m. ET
02/09/12 vs. NC State * TV Philips Arena 7:00 p.m. ET
02/15/12 at Wake Forest * TV Winston-Salem, N.C. 7:30 p.m. ET
02/18/12 at Virginia Tech * TV Blacksburg, Va. 3:00 p.m. ET
02/21/12 vs. Clemson * TV Philips Arena 7:00 p.m. ET
02/25/12 vs. Maryland * TV Philips Arena 2:30 p.m. ET
02/29/12 at Boston College * TV Chestnut Hill, Mass. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/03/12 vs. Wake Forest * TV Philips Arena 12:00 p.m. ET
ACC Tournament, Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
03/08/12 ACC Tournament TV Philips Arena TBA

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.