Shacobia Barbee is one of two returning starters for the Lady Bulldogs.
Aug 27, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia Lady Bulldogs' 2013-14 schedule, released on Tuesday, includes 17 home games with 10 weekend dates at Stegeman Coliseum.
The Lady Bulldogs will play 15 games against teams which advanced to postseason competition a year ago. In addition, the schedule also features relatively regular NCAA Tournament participants Ohio State, Georgia Tech and Rutgers, who missed out on the most recent edition of "March Madness."
"It's a very challenging schedule with 15 games against teams that reached the postseason a year ago and three more traditionally strong opponents in Rutgers, Ohio State and Georgia Tech," head coach Andy Landers said. "We definitely have our work cut out for us."
Georgia opens its slate with a six-game home stand spanning 17 days. The Lady Bulldogs host Presbyterian in their season opener on Nov. 10, with additional matchups versus Ohio State (Nov. 17) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 24) also included in the stretch.
Georgia will then trek to Atlanta to compete in Georgia State I on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 before traveling to Nashville to face Belmont on Dec. 12. A trip to Rutgers on Dec. 21 and a home date with Illinois on Dec. 28 wrap up the Lady Bulldogs' non-conference slate.
The Lady Bulldogs open SEC play at Vanderbilt on Jan. 2 before returning to Athens to host Tennessee on Jan. 5. Georgia also hosts Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Florida and Mississippi State on Sundays. The Lady Bulldogs' three Thursday SEC home dates feature Arkansas, Kentucky and LSU. Game times for all SEC contests will be announced after the league's television schedule is announced.
"Our conference schedule has a very challenging start, but I suppose we have to play everybody sooner or later," Landers said. "We'll prepare and be ready."
Season tickets for Lady Bulldog Basketball are $40 and can be purchased online via georgiadogs.com, over the phone at 1-877-542-1231 or in person at the UGAA Ticket Office at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall on Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30.
Georgia returns two starters and five additional letterwinners from last year's "Elite Eight" squad. The Lady Bulldogs were the only team in the nation to reach the "Sweet 16" and the "Elite Eight" with two freshman starters – Shacobia Barbee and Tiaria Griffin.