"We're excited for the new season to get started and for the challenge that our schedule will present to this team," Fox said in a statement released by the school. "It's a schedule that should not only help our own power rating, but the league's rating as well, especially toward the end of the season. Our focus, of course, will be on one game at a time, but as a whole, this schedule will be as tough as any team's in the country."
Making matters worse, most of Georgia's toughest non-conference games will come on the road. The Bulldogs will travel to Virginia Tech, UAB and Missouri and will play a neutral-court game in New York against St. John's. Georgia also plays a neutral-court game against Illinois at the Gwinnett Center on Dec. 19.
The Bulldogs' first SEC home date comes Jan. 13 against Mississippi.
HOUTS ON WOODEN LIST: Georgia senior point guard Ashley Houts was named to the preseason watch list for the Women's Wooden Award given to the nation's top women's player.
Houts was a second-team All-SEC selection in each of the past two seasons, and she led the Bulldogs in scoring (12 points per game), assists (4.7 per game), steals (2.2 per game) and free-throw percentage (.779) last year while averaging 37.7 minutes per game, a school record.