Georgia men’s basketball announces 2022-23 non-conference schedule

Over the course of the offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs have slowly put together the schedule for Mike White’s debut season in Athens. Those efforts culminated on Monday, when the program officially announced their non-conference slate for the 2022-23 season.

Georgia will open this season by hosting Western Carolina on Monday, Nov. 7 to start a string of three home games in the first four contests for the Bulldogs this season. Georgia then plays at Wake Forest on Friday, Nov. 11, back home against Miami (OH) on Monday, Nov. 14 then home again against Bucknell on Friday, Nov. 18.

The Bulldogs’ matchup with Bucknell is part of the Sunshine Slam, a multi-team event. Georgia will face St. Joseph’s on Monday, Nov. 21 in Daytona Beach, Fla., as part of the tournament and then play either South Florida or UAB on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The Bulldogs then host a three-game homestand featuring games against East Tennessee State on Sunday, Nov. 27; Hampton on Wednesday, Nov. 30; and Florida A&M on Friday, Dec. 2.

Georgia plays at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 6 then returns to Atlanta to face Notre Dame on Sunday, Dec. 18 as part of the Holiday Hoopsgiving tournament in State Farm Arena. Per an official release from Georgia, the Bulldogs are “expected to become a regular participant in the Hoopsgiving event in future years.”

The Bulldogs close out non-conference play by hosting Chattanooga on Wednesday, Dec. 21 and then hosting Rider on Friday, Dec. 30.

Monday’s release gives us a clearer picture of what Georgia’s schedule will be in 2022-23.

In June, we learned Georgia will play Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and South Carolina twice as part of home-and-home matchups. Additionally, Georgia will host LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt and face Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M on the road.

Times, dates and television information for these matchups have yet to be announced.

Georgia will be looking to take a step forward in conference play after struggling mightily during the 2021-22 season. The Bulldogs went 1-17 in conference play, with their only win being an 82-76 home victory against Alabama on Jan. 25. Following the win over the Crimson Tide, Georgia lost its final 11 games to end the regular season.

The Bulldogs are looking for a strong first season under Mike White, who comes to Georgia after spending the last seven seasons at Florida. White accrued a 142-88 record during his time in Gainesville, which included four 20-win seasons and four trips to the NCAA Tournament.

White spoke about his vision for Georgia basketball during a one-on-one interview with Dawgs247 on June 29.

“We want to be a highly competitive SEC program. I mean, we’re going to be in it consistently, which puts you in the hunt nationally. We’re not going to make any excuses. We’re going to play as hard as anyone. We’re going to play together,” White said. “We’re going to recruit this state and the city of Atlanta as hard as any program in the country. We’re going to target the right guys. We’ re going to win. We’re going to win. It’s going to be fun. This is a high-level athletic department. A lot of people are winning at the highest level, and there’s no reason that we shouldn’t be. And we’re going to figure it out.”

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