The Georgia men’s basketball team has its first regular-season game, the Bulldogs hosting Savannah State in Stegeman Coliseum. It will also be the first regular-season game for Georgia under new head coach Tom Crean. Below you can find game time, TV channel and other game information for the game.
Crean takes over after Georgia and Mark Fox parted ways after last season. Crean has previously been a head coach at Marquette and Indiana.
Georgia Basketball-Savannah State: Game time
The Georgia basketball game against Savannah State tips at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will follow the Georgia women’s basketball game, which tips at 6 p.m. and sees them play St. Bonaventure.
Georgia Basketball-Savannah State: TV Channel
The Georgia basketball game can be seen on SEC Network +.
Georgia Basketball-Savannah State: How to watch online
You can watch the Georgia Basketball game using the WatchESPN app.
Georgia Basketball-Savannah State: How can I listen on the Radio?
The Georgia Basketball Savannah State game can be heard on the radio on WSB 750 AM. Scott Howard and Chuck Dowdle will be calling the game on radio.
Georgia Basketball projected starters
*Per Georgia Sports Information
G: William “Turtle” Jackson, senior
G: Jordan Harris, junior
F: Rayshaun Hammonds, sophomore
F: Nicolas Claxton, sophomore
F: Amanze Ngumezi, freshman
Georgia Basketball-Savannah State preview
Friday’s game will be the first regular-season game of the Tom Crean era at Georgia. After his previous stops at Indiana and Marquette, Crean took last year off from coaching and worked as a broadcaster for ESPN.
While Crean does lose former SEC Player of the Year Yante Maten from last year’s team, he brings back a number of contributors, especially in the backcourt. Georgia brings back three starters from last year’s team in senior guard Turtle Jackson, sophomore forward Rayshaun Hammonds and senior center Derek Ogbeide. Hammonds was the team’s top player in Georgia’s two preseason exhibition games, as the he averaged 11.5 points and 9.0 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton also figures to take on a bigger role this year after impressing with in a smaller role last season. He figures to absorb much of Maten’s old role. Junior guards Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris also figure to have bigger roles this year.
After hosting Savannah State on Friday, the Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday, when UGA visits the Temple Owls. Georgia then returns home next Friday to host Sam Houston State. The first 1,000 Georgia students at the game will receive a free Georgia basketball T-shirt.
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