The Georgia Bulldogs have officially announced their 2012-13 Basketball Schedule. The first game of the 2012-13 season will be an exhibition game on Friday, November 2.
The first regular-season game for the Dawgs will be at home against the Jacksonville Dolphins on Friday, November 9. Georgia then hosts Youngstown State (Nov. 12) and Southern Miss (Nov. 15) in the Athens Regional of the 2012 Legends Classic.
Georgia continues the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, NY on November 19 against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Dawgs will then face either Georgetown or UCLA in the championship game or the consolation game on Nov. 20.
After the Legends Classic, Georgia returns home to host East Tennessee State on Nov. 23 before hitting the road to play USF in the 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge (Nov. 30).
On December 4, the Bulldogs play at in-state rival Georgia Tech. After an 11-day break, the Hoop Dawgs close out the non-conference portion of their schedule with five straight home games: Iona (Dec. 15), Mercer (Dec. 18), USC (Dec. 22), Florida A&M (Dec. 29), and George Washington (Jan. 4).
The 2013 SEC season opener for the Dawgs will be at Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7:00 p.m. ET – CSS/ESPN3).
The Bulldogs will also travel to Florida and are scheduled for home-and-home series against Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.
SEC teams that will visit Athens in 2013 include Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, and Mississippi State. Georgia is slated to travel to Arkansas, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Vanderbilt.
All 18 of Georgia’s 2013 SEC games will be televised, either on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN, CSS, or the SEC Network. Every SEC game will also be available on ESPN3.com.
Young Harris is tentatively set as Georgia’s exhibition opponent on Nov. 2. The Mountain Lions are led by Pete Herrmann, former UGA associate head coach under Dennis Felton. Herrmann also served as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach for 12 games after Felton was fired.