The Georgia Bulldogs Men’s basketball team will open up the 2012-2013 season against the Jacksonville University Dolphins on Friday November 9th in Athens. The Dolphins, who hail from the Atlantic Sun conference, finished last year with an 8-22 record.
Looking ahead to 2014, it appears that the Dawgs will play in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Season Tip-Off, a 16-team tournament that was won last season by Syracuse.
The game with Jacksonville should serve as a nice warm-up for Georgia before they begin play in the 2012 Legends Classic. The Dawgs will serve as one of the regional hosts for this prestigious tournament along with Georgetown, Indiana and UCLA. The championship double-headers will be played on November 19-20 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Coach Mark Fox’s team could see Tony Parker very early in the season – in a UCLA uniform.