ATHENS — Season tickets for Georgia’s men’s basketball season are now on sale.
While football has just gotten under way, coach Mark Fox’s basketball Bulldogs — coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons for the just the third time in 107 years — open the season just 100 days from today when they face Chattanooga at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday the 13th of November.
The schedule cranks up from there. UGA will host 18 home dates this winter, which includes nine non-conference games and nine SEC matchups yet to be released. Georgia’s non-league slate includes home dates against Georgia Tech, Clemson, Kansas State and Murray State.
Season ticket packages are $270 for fans and $135 for UGA faculty and staff. Until September 1, contributors to the Basketball Enhancement Fund (BEF) and faculty/staff will be able to order season tickets online HERE or by calling the UGA ticket office at 1-877-542-1231. BEF contributors and faculty/staff season tickets holders also will be able to order tickets to the 2016 SEC Tournament, which will be March 9-13 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Fans can support the men’s basketball program through a gift to BEF by calling The Georgia Bulldog Club at 1-877-GA-DAWGS (423-2947) or by visiting here for more information.
The Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back 20-win campaigns for just the third time in the program’s 107 seasons of competition. Georgia returns three starters and nine letterwinners from a year ago when the Bulldogs finished 21-12 overall and 11-7 (t-3rd) in the SEC. Georgia earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Michigan State, an eventual Final Four participant, in the Bulldogs’ initial outing of the tourney.
Seniors Kenny Gaines and Charles Mann averaged 11.7 and 11.2 points per game, respectively, last season and headline Georgia’s returning starters. Mann became UGA’s 45th 1,000-point scorer in the regular-season final at Auburn, while Gaines enters his finale season in Athens just 110 points shy of that milestone. The Bulldogs’ third “returning starter” is actually two players. Juwan Parker started the first 14 games of the season before being sidelined with an Achilles injury. J.J. Frazier started 13 contests thereafter.