Georgia's 2019-20 conference basketball schedule released
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Georgia’s 2019-20 conference basketball schedule released

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The SEC portion of Georgia’s 2019-20 basketball schedule was officially announced by the conference on Tuesday. The Bulldogs open up SEC play on Tuesday, January 7, at home against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Other conference home games for Georgia include Tennessee (Jan. 15), Ole Miss (Jan. 25), Texas A&M (Feb. 1), Alabama (Feb. 8), South Carolina (Feb. 12), Auburn (Feb. 19), Arkansas (Feb. 29), and Florida (March 4).

Road SEC games for the Bulldogs include Auburn (Jan. 11), Mississippi State (Jan. 18), Kentucky (Jan. 21), Missouri (Jan. 28), Florida (Feb. 5), Texas A&M (Feb. 15), Vanderbilt (Feb. 22), South Carolina (Feb. 26), and LSU (March 7).

“Having our schedule finalized means the season will be here soon, and I can not wait for us to get back in front of the Bulldog Nation at Stegeman Coliseum,” head coach Tom Crean said. “The SEC is loaded with great teams. There are so many outstanding coaches and players. Navigating our way through league play will be extremely challenging and our fans creating a raucous atmosphere at the Steg will be critical to our success.”

Georgia opens the 2019-20 season on Tuesday, November 5 against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Other non-conference foes visiting Athens this season include The Citadel, Delaware State, Georgia Tech, NC Central, SMU, Georgia Southern, and Austin Peay.

The Bulldogs will travel to face Arizona State and Memphis and will also open the Maui Invitational against Dayton on Monday, November 25.

“Night-in and night-out in this league, you have to bring your ‘A,’ game,” Crean said. “You might be able to get by with an ‘A-‘ but if you think you’re going to get away with your ‘B’ game, it’s just not going to happen. In different leagues, there were certain things like rebounding that could become your edge. In this league, everybody rebounds the ball. There’s not one team that I could say doesn’t rebound the ball. It’s a staple of everybody in the SEC, so you’ve got to figure out a way to be better.”

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