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Georgia to host Southern Miss in 2nd Round of 2012 Legends Classic

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Head coach Mark Fox in the 2011 game against Mercer. (Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)

Georgia will host Southern Miss in the second-round of the 2012 Legends Classic, according to an offseason rundown by CBSSports.com.

The game will be played in Athens on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. In their previous two meetings, Georgia beat Southern Miss 102-76 in 1974 and 96-70 in 1975.

UGA has not yet confirmed the game or that it is part of the Legends Classic. However, the tournament contract states that the first and second round games will be played in Athens between Nov. 11 and Nov. 15.

Southern Miss finished the 2011-12 season 25-9 overall and made the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but lost in the first round 70-64 to Kansas State.

USM is the third NCAA Tournament team on Georgia’s 2012-13 non-conference schedule, joining Iona and South Florida. The Dawgs will face four and possibly five tournament teams depending on the Legends Classic semifinal bracket. Georgetown and Indiana both made the tournament in 2012.

Georgia’s first-round opponent in the Legends Classic is still unknown, but it will likely be played on Nov. 11, 12 or 13. The opponent will come from the travel pool consisting of Duquesne, James Madison, Liberty, North Dakota State, Sam Houston State and UC Irvine.

2012-13 Georgia Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

  • 08/06-11Exhibition games in Italy
  • 11/09 – Jacksonville
  • 11/11-13 – Legends Classic 1st round (Athens, GA)
  • 11/15 – Southern Miss (Legends Classic)
  • 11/19 – Legends Classic Semifinals (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 11/20 – Legends Classic Championship/Consolation (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 11/23 – East Tennessee State
  • 11/30 – at USF (SEC/Big East Challenge)
  • 12/04 – at Georgia Tech
  • 12/15 – Iona
  • 12/18 – Mercer
  • 12/22 – USC
  • 12/29 – Florida A&M
  • 01/04 – George Washington

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