Hoops: Georgia's non-conference schedule coming into focus

semerson@macon.comJune 27, 2013 

The Georgia men's basketball team's non-conference schedule is rounding into shape for next season, with trips to the nation's capital and Charleston, but otherwise very heavy on home games.

The Bulldogs have scheduling agreements for 10 non-conference games so far, according to contracts provided by UGA. The most recent news involves a two-for-one series with UT Chattanooga, which will take place over the next three seasons. Georgia will host Chattanooga during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons, and go to Chattanooga during the 2014-15 season.

Georgia is paying Chattanooga $90,000 in order to play the series.

It was already known that Georgia would play in the eight-team, three-round Charleston Classic, which is in November. The other teams in the field are Clemson, Temple, Nebraska, Massachusetts, New Mexico, UAB and Davidson.

Some other highlights from Georgia's non-conference slate:

- As part of a contract signed last year, Georgia will play at George Washington on Jan. 3. Last year the Bulldogs beat the Colonials in Athens.

- The annual game against Georgia Tech, which is in Athens this year, will be on Nov. 15. Georgia Tech has defeated Georgia the past two seasons.

- Georgia also hosts Wofford (Nov. 8), Lipscomb (Dec. 14), Gardner-Webb (Dec. 18), Western Carolina (Dec. 21).

That leaves about three more games that can be scheduled. The NCAA limit for a basketball team is 30 games, and there are 18 games in SEC play. A team can go up to 31 if it plays in an exempt tournament such as the Charleston Classic.

Head coach Mark Fox has said he is looking to bring one more marquee non-conference opponent to Georgia next season, but lining one up has been difficult.

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