ATHENS — Mark Fox and his Georgia men’s basketball team will get another shot to beat Kentucky at home this season.
That’s the main takeaway from the release of the SEC schedule on Tuesday, which now cements the Bulldogs’ full 30-game schedule. The non-conference schedule was released last month.
Georgia only faced Kentucky on the road last year, and was routed. The year before, the Bulldogs took the then-unbeaten Wildcats to the brink in a highly-watched March game, before falling. This year, Georgia returns a strong nucleus, led by senior guard J.J. Frazier and junior forward Yante Maten.
Besides the annual rivalries with Auburn, Florida and South Carolina, Georgia will also have two games against Kentucky and Alabama.
“With unbalanced scheduling, you never know what you are going to get,” Georgia head coach Mark Fox said in a statement. “The SEC is a challenging league – no matter how you slice it up. And again we have to accept the challenge of competing in this league. Obviously with such good teams coming to Athens, it will be critical that we protect our home court. The road half of the schedule also looks to be loaded with challenges too. In the SEC, you don’t get an easy road – and I hope that excites everybody.”
Georgia’s full schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 3: Fort Valley State (exhibition)
Friday, Nov. 11: at Clemson
Monday, Nov. 14: UNC Asheville
Thursday, Nov. 17: Furman
Monday, Nov. 21: vs. George Washington (Kansas City)
Tuesday, Nov. 22: vs. Kansas or UAB (Kansas City)
Friday, Nov. 25: Gardner-Webb
Wednesday, Nov. 30: Morehouse
Sunday, Dec. 4: Marquette
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Louisiana-Lafayette
Saturday, Dec. 17: Charleston Southern
Tuesday, Dec. 20: at Georgia Tech
Friday, Dec. 23: at Oakland
Thursday, Dec. 29: at Auburn (ESPNU), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 4: South Carolina (ESPNU), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7: Missouri (SEC Network), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 11: at Ole Miss (ESPNU), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14: at Florida (ESPN/2), noon
Tuesday, Jan. 17: Vanderbilt (ESPNU), 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21: at Texas A&M (ESPN/2), noon
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Alabama (ESPNU), 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28: at Texas (ESPN), 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: at Kentucky (ESPN), 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4: at South Carolina (ESPN/2), 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7: Florida (ESPN2), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11: at Tennessee (ESPNU), 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Mississippi State (ESPNU), 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18: Kentucky (ESPN/2), 4 or 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23: at Alabama (ESPN/2), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: LSU (SEC Network), 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1: Auburn (SEC Network), 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: at Arkansas (ESPN/2), 4 p.m.