Georgia's 2020-21 SEC basketball schedule released
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Georgia’s 2020-21 SEC basketball schedule released

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The SEC portion of Georgia’s 2020-21 basketball schedule was officially announced by the conference on Friday. The Bulldogs open up SEC play on Wednesday, December 30, at home against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Other conference home games for Georgia include Auburn (Jan. 13), Kentucky (Jan. 20), Florida (Jan. 23), Ole Miss (Jan. 30), Vanderbilt (Feb. 6), Missouri (Feb. 16), LSU (Feb. 23), and South Carolina (Feb. 27).

Road SEC games for the Bulldogs include LSU (Jan. 6), Arkansas (Jan. 9), Ole Miss (Jan. 16), South Carolina (Jan. 27), Auburn (Feb. 2), Texas A&M (Feb. 10), Alabama (Feb. 13), Florida (Feb. 20), and Tennessee (March 3).

“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 non-conference portion of Georgia’s 2020-21 basketball schedule has not yet been officially announced. The college basketball season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and the earliest confirmed non-conference game Georgia currently has is a home tilt against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 29.

Other non-conference games that are contracted and tentative include home contests against William & Mary (Dec. 3), Montana (Dec. 8), Cincinnati (Dec. 19), Northeastern (Dec. 22), Alcorn State (Dec. 29), and Memphis (Jan. 2).

“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.”

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