SAVANNAH — Georgia will be hosting another Big East team at Stegeman Coliseum next season.
Marquette and Georgia have “agreed to terms” on a men’s basketball series that will begin next season in Athens, Georgia head coach Mark Fox confirmed on Monday.
Marquette, coached by former Duke player and assistant Steve Wojciechowski, went 20-13 last season, missing the NCAA tournament.
“Really it was just a chance for us to add another high-major opponent,” Fox said. “Coach Wojo did a great job with their team last year. It should be a good game for us.”
Fox has scheduled fairly tough throughout his tenure at Georgia, and last year the Bulldogs had one of the top-ranked non-conference schedules in the country. It didn’t get them into the NCAA tournament, at which time Fox said he would rethink things.
But Fox now says he’s sticking with what he’s always done. Georgia already had games scheduled at Georgia Tech, Clemson and Oakland (Mich.), and now Marquette is the most marquee known home non-conference opponent. There also will be a Big 12 opponent, as part of the SEC-Big 12 challenge, which Fox said he hopes to find out on soon.
“We’ve always tried to play a tough schedule. I think it will look very similar to that,” Fox said, adding: “We’ve got a little work to do.”