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2021-22 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Schedule Released

September 9, 2021
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ATHENS — Five Saturday home dates and five matchups at Stegeman Coliseum against projected NCAA Tournament teams highlight the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2021-22 Southeastern Conference schedule, which was announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.
 
The Bulldogs’ nine SEC home outings include dates on four consecutive Saturdays in February.
 
“Just like every season, getting our conference schedule raises my level of excitement because it means we’re getting much closer to actually playing games,” head coach Tom Crean said. “That’s even more true today because we anticipate being able to not only play but do so with a full house at Stegeman Coliseum.
 
“The Bulldog Nation came out in record numbers in our first two seasons at UGA, breaking our all-time total attendance record twice,” Crean continued. “While we were thankful to be able to compete last winter during the pandemic, I would be lying if I didn’t say it wasn’t very different with the limited capacity in attendance. We need our fans to be there in force from first game against FIU in November to the last one against Tennessee in March and give us the boost we saw they were capable of two and three seasons ago.”
 
Georgia begins SEC action by hosting Texas A&M on Wednesday, January 4. Following trips to Kentucky and Mississippi State, the Bulldogs return to Athens to face Vanderbilt on Saturday, January 15. 
 
Another two-game road swing to Auburn and South Carolina precedes a matchup with Alabama on Tuesday, January 25. The Crimson Tide represent the first of five teams featured in the latest edition of ESPN’s “Bracketology” projecting the 2022 NCAA Tournament field that will visit Stegeman. Georgia also will entertain Arkansas on Wednesday, February 2; Auburn on Saturday, February 5; Florida on Saturday, February 26; and Tennessee on Tuesday, March 1.
 
Rounding out the Bulldogs’ home schedule are Saturday contests against South Carolina on February 12 and Ole Miss on February 19.
 
Georgia wraps up regular-season play with the trip to Columbia, Mo., on Saturday, March 5. 
 
All told, the Bulldogs are scheduled to play 12 games against teams featured in the August edition of Bracketology, including six at Stegeman. In addition to the quintet of SEC affairs, Georgia will host Memphis on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The other half-dozen outings are against Virginia in the Legends Classic on Monday, Nov. 22 and on the road at Kentucky, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida and LSU.
 
A nation-leading eight SEC teams were featured in the latest Bracketology. The ACC also had eight teams included, followed by the Big Ten with seven and the Big 12 with six.
 
“The competition in the SEC night-in and night-out is as challenging as it gets,” Crean said. “The schedule we played last February, with five straight games against NCAA Tournament teams, that’s something you don’t see very often. And the general consensus is the league will be tougher this year than last. I know this team is working extremely hard and is coming together. We are excited about the opportunities ahead of us.”
 
The SEC Tournament will be held next March 9-13 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., followed by the NCAA Tournament from March 15-April 4.
 
Georgia has emerged as one of the SEC's most potent offenses under Crean. When Georgia scored 91 points in a Feb. 23 win over LSU last season it represented the 15th time UGA reached the 90-point plateau in 87 games under Crean. Georgia scored 90 or more points just 15 times in 387 games before Crean’s arrival, a span that dates back to the 2006-07 season
 
The Bulldogs also have been a hot ticket during Crean's tenure. Georgia broke its all-time total attendance record in each of his first two seasons. Two seasons ago, the Bulldogs' averaged 9,651 fans per game, the second highest in school history, and hosted a school-record 11 crowds of 10,000-plus before limited seating was required at Stegeman Coliseum last winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Georgia Bulldog Club's 2021-22 Men's Basketball Fund (formally known as the Basketball Enhancement Fund) campaign is now underway. Donors who are interested in renewing their support, as well as fans looking to make their first contribution toward Georgia Men's Basketball, can visit georgiadogs.com/donate or contact The Georgia Bulldog Club by phone at 877-423-2947. Personalized renewal packages will also be mailed to 2019 and 2020 contributors. The minimum donation requirement to qualify for renewable season tickets is $150 per seat. All contributions and season ticket applications are due by September 17, 2021.
 
MBF contributions help provide essential support for student-athlete scholarships, academic support, training and nutrition, travel assistance, recruiting, and equipment upgrades. MBF donors enjoy access to exclusive men's basketball benefits including renewable season tickets, game day parking and hospitality, and postseason ticket request opportunities.
 
All tickets for the 2021-22 basketball season will be digital that along with pedestal scanners, will provide fans a contactless entry to all games. Fans will no longer receive printed tickets in the mail. More information on digital tickets will be available leading up to the season.
 
The Georgia Bulldog Club is the fundraising arm of the Athletic Association charged with providing student-athlete scholarships, first class facilities and the financial support necessary to run/operate each of UGA's 21 varsity sport programs. To learn more about how The Georgia Bulldog Club and the many opportunities to support UGA Athletics, visit thegeorgiabulldogclub.com or contact by phone at 877-423-2947 or by email at bulldogclub@sports.uga.edu.

 

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