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Lady Bulldogs announce 2021-22 non-conference schedule
From UGA Sports Communications
ATHENS, Ga. – Eight home matchups, two road contests and a Thanksgiving tournament will open the University of Georgia women's basketball team's 2021-22 non-conference schedule, head coach Joni Taylor announced Friday.
"Each year, it is our goal to build a strong non-conference schedule that will prepare our team for SEC play," Taylor said. "We have done that once again with some really great matchups against quality opponents. We are also excited about our new season ticket plan, and I encourage everyone to go ahead and purchase their tickets today. We can't wait to see you in The Steg!"
One-third of Georgia's non-conference schedule features four 2021 NCAA Tournament participants, with two Sweet Sixteen reaches. Also included are traditional national powerhouses in Notre Dame and Texas Tech.
Georgia will kick off the season with a four-game home stand on Thursday, Nov. 11 with a matchup against Gardner-Webb. During the run, the Lady Bulldogs will face Furman (Nov. 15), Mercer (Nov. 18) and Alabama State (Nov. 21) in the Classic City.
Georgia will trek to Daytona Beach, Florida from Nov. 26 through Nov. 27 to face off against the Fighting Irish and Marquette for a Thanksgiving tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will remain on the road to play at Texas Tech on Dec. 2, followed by two home games against Georgia Tech (Dec. 5) and North Florida (Dec. 8). Georgia will hit the road one last time for a matchup against defending ACC Champions NC State (Dec. 16) before returning to Stegeman Coliseum for its last two non-conference meetings against St. Francis (Dec. 19) and South Alabama (Dec.21).
The full non-conference schedule can be viewed by following this link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/1cd24980/TyqrrWS92kCY9G5tTR0snw?u=https://gado.gs/7fq (PDF)
Georgia returns SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Que Morrison, and Second Team All-SEC performer Jenna Staiti, who both earned recognition as WBCA All-America Honorable Mentions last season. The Lady Bulldogs also welcome back SEC All-Freshman player Sarah Ashlee Barker and newcomers Reigan Richardson, Kimora 'Kimmie' Jenkins, Alina Sendar, and Jillian Hollingshead.
Starting this season, the UGA Athletic Association will be offering lower level reserved and general admission season ticket opportunities at a price of just $50 per season ticket plus a corresponding per-seat contribution towards the newly established Women's Basketball Fund (WBF). General admission upper-level seating will also be available for just $40 per season ticket with no per-seat contribution required.
Fans interested in purchasing season tickets and/or making a contribution to the Women's Basketball Fund can do so by visiting georgiadogs.com/donate. Supporters can also contact The Georgia Bulldog Club at 877-423-2947. WBF contributions help provide essential support for student-athletes. Donors receive many benefits, including Courtside Club Room access, priority parking passes, season ticket priority, car decals, schedule magnets and regular email updates.
All contributions and season ticket applications are due by Sept. 17, 2021. Upon completion of the season ticket application process, all accounts will be ranked to establish point based priority and assigned an appointment time for a seat selection process that will take place in October to select reserved seats. For more information about the season ticket allocation process or benefits associated with contributions to the Women's Basketball Fund please view the WBF brochure by clicking here.
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