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UGA, SEC Announce Men’s Basketball Schedules

November 6, 2020
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ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs will host Mississippi State on Wednesday, Dec. 30 to begin their 18-game Southeastern Conference schedule of the 2020-21 campaign. The league office in Birmingham, Ala., released schedules for all 14 teams on Friday morning.

Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

“Obviously, March 11, when we last played a game, seems like a lifetime ago,” head coach Tom Crean said. “The rest of the spring, summer and fall have been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The announcement of our SEC schedule is an important step toward returning to games. It’s a welcome step. It’s an extremely exciting step. It’s something I’ve been anxiously awaiting. To be able to put dates on a calendar is something we weren’t able to do for some time. Hopefully, we’ll announce our non-conference schedule in the near future and soon after that we’ll be actually playing basketball at the Steg once again.”

The battle of the Bulldogs opens a slate that includes four Saturday and five weeknight contests at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia also will host Auburn on Jan. 13, Kentucky on Jan. 20, Florida on Jan. 23, Ole Miss on Jan. 30, Vanderbilt on Feb. 6, Missouri on Feb. 16, LSU on Feb. 23 and South Carolina on Feb. 27.

Georgia ventures to LSU on Wednesday, Jan. 6 for the Bulldogs’ first road game in conference play followed by trips to Arkansas on Jan. 9, Ole Miss on Jan. 16, South Carolina on Jan. 27, Auburn on Feb. 2, Texas A&M on Feb. 10, Alabama on Feb. 13, Florida on Jan. 20 and Tennessee on March 3.

In addition to facing each league team once, the Bulldogs will continue to face traditional rivals Auburn, Florida and South Carolina on a home-and-home basis. Georgia also will meet LSU and Ole Miss twice during regular-season play.

“The leadership and the patience the SEC has exhibited throughout the pandemic has been remarkable,” Crean said. “I’ve thanked them several times before, but I’d once again like to make sure everyone realizes how much every SEC coach appreciates the hard work and leadership of Commissioner Sankey and Dan Leibovitz.”

Georgia’s roster for the 2020-21 season will feature six returning letterwinners and eight newcomers. 

Starters Toumani Camara and Sahvir Wheeler headline the returnees, which also includes junior Tye Fagan and sophomores Christian Brown, Jaykwon Walton and Jaxon Etter. 

The Bulldogs’ newcomers include a representative of each class – graduate transfer seniors Andrew Garcia, P.J. Horne and Justin Kier, juniors Jonathan Ned and Mikal Starks, sophomore Tyron McMillan and freshmen K.D. Johnson and Josh Taylor. 

The Bulldogs wrapped up last season with a 16-16 record. Georgia defeated Ole Miss, 81-63, in the opening round of the SEC Tournament, the Bulldogs’ most decisive victory over a league foe during the 2020-21 season. Georgia’s late-season surge also featured an upset of No. 12 Auburn.

Gameday admission and event guidelines for this season will be announced at a later date. The Bulldogs have been a hot ticket of late, breaking their all-time total attendance record at Stegeman Coliseum in each of Crean’s first two seasons in Athens. Last winter, Georgia drew 164,071 fans for 17 home date, producing the second-best average attendance mark (9,651) in school history.

2020-21 UGA MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

12/30 Mississippi State
1/6     at LSU
1/9     at Arkansas
1/13     Auburn
1/16     at Ole Miss
1/20     Kentucky
1/23     Florida
1/27     at South Carolina
1/30     Ole Miss
2/2     at Auburn
2/6     Vanderbilt
2/10     at Texas A&M
2/13     at Alabama
2/16     Missouri
2/20     at Florida
2/23     LSU
2/27     South Carolina
3/3     at Tennessee

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Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 126-game men’s basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season on Friday.
 
Conference play tips off December 29 and runs through March 3. No games were scheduled the weekend of March 6 to allow a window for makeup games. Each SEC team plays the other 13 teams at least one time during league play. They will then play their three permanent opponents a second time with the remaining two games changing every year.
 
The eighth annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge will take place on Jan. 30. The four teams not participating in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge will play conference games that day.
 
Four SEC teams are included in ESPN.com’s Way-Too-Early Top 25: Kentucky (5), Tennessee (11), LSU (22) and Florida (25). Five teams are listed in ESPN commentator Dick Vitale's preseason top 40: Tennessee (10), Kentucky (13), Alabama (17), LSU (19) and Florida (32).
 
Nearly a quarter (24 of 100) of ESPN.com’s 2020 Top 100 recruits signed to play at SEC schools in 2020-21, including 12 that ranked in the Top 50.
 
The SEC Tournament returns to the Music City when Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., hosts the event from March 10-14, 2021.
 
Television information and start times will be announced at a later date.
 
Date
Game
Tues., Dec. 29
Ole Miss at Alabama
 
South Carolina at Kentucky
 
Texas A&M at LSU
Wed., Dec. 30
Arkansas at Auburn
 
Florida at Vanderbilt
 
Mississippi State at Georgia
 
Tennessee at Missouri
Sat., Jan. 2
Alabama at Tennessee
 
Missouri at Arkansas
 
Auburn at Texas A&M
 
LSU at Florida
 
Kentucky at Mississippi State
Tues., Jan. 5
Florida at Alabama
 
Vanderbilt at Kentucky
 
Missouri at Mississippi State
Wed., Jan. 6
Arkansas at Tennessee
 
Auburn at Ole Miss
 
Georgia at LSU
 
Texas A&M at South Carolina
Sat., Jan. 9
Alabama at Auburn
 
Georgia at Arkansas
 
Kentucky at Florida
 
LSU at Missouri
 
South Carolina at Ole Miss
 
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
 
Tennessee at Texas A&M
Tues., Jan. 12
Alabama at Kentucky
 
Ole Miss at Florida
 
Vanderbilt at Missouri
 
Tennessee at South Carolina
Wed., Jan. 13
Arkansas at LSU
 
Auburn at Georgia
 
Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Sat., Jan. 16
Arkansas at Alabama
 
Kentucky at Auburn
 
Florida at Mississippi State
 
Georgia at Ole Miss
 
South Carolina at LSU
 
Missouri at Texas A&M
 
Vanderbilt at Tennessee
Tues., Jan. 19
Alabama at LSU
 
Tennessee at Florida
 
Ole Miss at Mississippi State
 
South Carolina at Missouri
Wed., Jan. 20
Auburn at Arkansas
 
Kentucky at Georgia
 
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt
Sat., Jan. 23
Mississippi State at Alabama
 
Arkansas at Vanderbilt
 
Auburn at South Carolina
 
Florida at Georgia
 
LSU at Kentucky
 
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
 
Missouri at Tennessee
Tues., Jan. 26
Kentucky at Alabama
 
Missouri at Auburn
 
LSU at Texas A&M
 
Mississippi State at Tennessee
Wed., Jan. 27
Ole Miss at Arkansas
 
Vanderbilt at Florida
 
Georgia at South Carolina
Sat., Jan. 30
Ole Miss at Georgia
 
South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Tues., Feb. 2
Mississippi State at Arkansas
 
Georgia at Auburn
 
Kentucky at Missouri
 
Tennessee at Ole Miss
Wed., Feb. 3
LSU at Alabama
 
South Carolina at Florida
 
Vanderbilt at Texas A&M
Sat., Feb. 6
Alabama at Missouri
 
Texas A&M at Arkansas
 
Ole Miss at Auburn
 
Florida at LSU
 
Vanderbilt at Georgia
 
Tennessee at Kentucky
 
Mississippi State at South Carolina
Tues., Feb. 9
Alabama at South Carolina
 
Arkansas at Kentucky
 
Auburn at Vanderbilt
Wed., Feb. 10
Florida at Tennessee
 
Georgia at Texas A&M
 
LSU at Mississippi State
 
Missouri at Ole Miss
Sat., Feb. 13
Georgia at Alabama
 
Arkansas at Missouri
 
Auburn at Kentucky
 
Texas A&M at Florida
 
Tennessee at LSU
 
Ole Miss at South Carolina
 
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State
Tues., Feb. 16
Florida at Arkansas
 
Mississippi State at Auburn
 
Missouri at Georgia
 
South Carolina at Tennessee
Wed., Feb. 17
Alabama at Texas A&M
 
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
 
LSU at Ole Miss
Sat., Feb. 20
Vanderbilt at Alabama
 
Arkansas at Texas A&M
 
Auburn at LSU
 
Georgia at Florida
 
Kentucky at Tennessee
 
Mississippi State at Ole Miss
 
Missouri at South Carolina
Tues., Feb. 23
Florida at Auburn
 
LSU at Georgia
 
Texas A&M at Kentucky
 
Ole Miss at Missouri
Wed., Feb. 24
Alabama at Arkansas
 
South Carolina at Mississippi State
 
Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Sat., Feb. 27
Alabama at Mississippi State
 
LSU at Arkansas
 
Tennessee at Auburn
 
Florida at Kentucky
 
South Carolina at Georgia
 
Texas A&M at Missouri
 
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt
Tues., March 2
Auburn at Alabama
 
Arkansas at South Carolina
 
Kentucky at Ole Miss
 
Vanderbilt at LSU
Wed., March 3
Missouri at Florida
 
Georgia at Tennessee
 
Mississippi State at Texas A&M
March 10-14
SEC Tournament
 
(Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN)
 

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