Sept. 25, 2012
2012-13 UGA WBB Schedule
ATHENS, Ga. --- Eleven of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs' 16 Southeastern Conference games will be televised during the 2012-13 season. The league office announced its women's basketball TV slate on Tuesday afternoon.
"We've been fortunate to have a large number of television appearances over the years, which is not only a great opportunity for our fans nationwide to follow our program but also for us to showcase the brand of basketball we like to play," head coach Andy Landers said.
The Lady Bulldogs will appear on the ESPN family of networks three times, on SportSouth twice, on CSS on five occasions and once on the SEC Network.
ESPN2 will televise Georgia's first-ever conference game with Texas A&M in Athens on Sunday, Jan. 20. In addition, outings at LSU on Sunday, Feb. 10 and against Vanderbilt in Athens on Sunday, March 3 will be shown on ESPNU.
Georgia's first SEC TV appearance will be on Sunday, Jan. 6 when the Lady Bulldogs face Tennessee in Knoxville on SportSouth. That network also will televise a home date with Arkansas on Thursday, Feb. 21.
CSS will televise games at Alabama on Thursday, Jan. 10, vs. South Carolina in Athens on Sunday, Jan. 13, vs. Florida in Athens on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Florida on Sunday, Feb. 17 and at Ole Miss on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The SEC Network will broadcast the Lady Bulldogs' matchup with Kentucky in Lexington on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Television did require the movement of Georgia's traditional 2:00 p.m. home tipoff time for a quartet of Sunday games. Contests against South Carolina on Jan. 13 and Florida on Jan. 27 will begin at 1:00 p.m., the Texas A&M game on Jan. 20 will be at 5:00 p.m. and the regular-season finale versus Vanderbilt on March 3 will tip at 1:30 p.m.
Additional non-conference television games are expected to be announced at a later date.
Georgia returns four starters – seniors Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine Hassell and Jasmine James as well as junior Khaalidah Miller – and five additional letterwinners from last year's team which finished 22-9 overall and ranked No. 20 in the final Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches' polls. In addition, five freshmen will join the Lady Bulldogs' roster this season.
Landers enters his 34th season in Athens and 38th campaign as a collegiate head coach closing in on two major milestones. He is five wins shy of his 800th victory with the Lady Bulldogs and 23 "Ws" away from his 900th career victory as a collegiate head coach. The first and only full-time women's basketball head coach in UGA history, Landers ranks No. 1 nationally among active Division I women's basketball head coaches in both NCAA appearances (29) and weeks with a team ranked by the Associated Press (479).
Georgia opens the 2012-13 season by hosting Rutgers on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 p.m. at historic Stegeman Coliseum. Season tickets for the Lady Bulldogs' 16-game home slate are only $40 and are available online at www.georgiadogs.com, by calling the UGA Ticket Office at 1-877-542-1231 or in person at the UGA Ticket Office in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall from 8:00-4:30 on Monday through Friday.