Bulldogs Announce Tip Times & TV Assignments
ATHENS, Ga. — The Southeastern Conference announced its television package for the 2023-24 men’s basketball season on Thursday, with Georgia set to appear on the ESPN family of networks and the SEC Network a combined 21 times. In addition, the Bulldogs will host a charity exhibition game at Stegeman Coliseum on Monday, Oct. 30 versus Eastern Kentucky.
All told, 25 of the Bulldogs’ regular-season games will appear on national television. The remaining six contests will be available on SEC Network +, an HD-quality streaming version of those games.
The exhibition versus Eastern Kentucky, which is picked to win the Atlantic Sun Conference this season in ESPN’s preseason Bracketology, will benefit the American Red Cross of Georgia’s disaster relief efforts due to the recent impact of Hurricane Idalia on parts of South Georgia. General admission tickets for the public will be $5 and go on sale on Oct. 16, with seating for the game on a first-come, first-served basis. UGA students will be admitted free to the exhibition with a valid UGA ID.
A trio of non-conference games – against Wake Forest on Nov. 11, Georgia Tech on Dec. 5 and High Point on Dec. 16 – will appear on the SEC Network. The Bulldogs also open conference play on the SEC Network with a Jan. 6 date at Missouri. That represents the first of 14 league games that will air on the SEC Network.
Following the trip to Columbia, Mo., four of Georgia’s next six contests will appear on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Those include home games against Arkansas on Jan. 10 and Tennessee on Jan. 13, as well as road trips to South Carolina on Jan. 16 and Florida on Jan. 27.
In addition to the SEC package, four more Georgia contests will be televised. The season opener on Nov. 6 versus Oregon that is part of the Naismith Hall of Fame Series in Las Vegas will air on a yet-to-be-announced network. Both of the Bulldogs’ games at the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 will air on the CBS Sports Network. Georgia’s Nov. 29 matchup at Florida State in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge will be televised on the ACC Network.
The 2023-24 season will be Georgia’s second under head coach Mike White. Last winter, the Bulldogs upped their 2021-22 win total by 10 victories, the second-largest regular-season increase of any Power 5 program in the nation.
Georgia’s roster for the upcoming season will feature six returnees, five transfers and five freshmen. The Bulldogs are one of only three programs in the country to have both of their newcomer groups ranked among the top 20 nationally by On3.com. The outlet tabbed Georgia’s transfer class at No. 11 and the freshmen at No. 18.
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