Georgia, Wake Forest to begin basketball series in 2022, per report
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Georgia, Wake Forest to begin basketball series in 2022, per report

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The Georgia Bulldogs and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will begin a home-and-home basketball series in 2022, per a report from Rocco Miller.

According to the report, the series will begin with Georgia traveling to take on Wake Forest at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The Bulldogs will then host the Demon Deacons the following season at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

Georgia and Wake Forest first met in basketball in 1912 and have played a total of six contests. In their most recent hardcourt meeting on Dec. 8, 2007, the Bulldogs defeated the Demon Deacons 72-50 in Athens to extend their advantage in the overall series to 4-2.

The Demon Deacons, led by head coach Steve Forbes, finished the 2021-22 season 25-10 overall (13-7 ACC) and advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals, where they fell to Texas A&M, 67-52.

Wake Forest is the fifth known non-conference opponent for the Bulldogs for the 2022-23 season. Georgia is slated to host the Bucknell Bison and travel to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on dates to be announced.

Additionally, Georgia will play two games in the 2022 Sunshine Slam, which was officially announced on April 13. Georgia will compete in the “Beach Bracket” and will be joined by the UAB Blazers of Conference USA, Saint Joseph Hawks of the Atlantic 10, and the South Florida Bulls of the American Athletic Conference.

Georgia’s SEC opponents for the 2022-23 season have not yet been officially announced, but we do know that they will play their three permanent rivals – Auburn, Florida, and South Carolina – once at home and once on the road.

The Bulldogs will also face the remaining eight SEC teams one time and two SEC teams twice.

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