2016–17 Georgia Bulldogs basketball team

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2016–17 Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
NIT, First Round
Conference Southeastern Conference
2016–17 record 19–15 (9–9 SEC)
Head coach Mark Fox (8th season)
Assistant coach Philip Pearson
Assistant coach Jonas Hayes
Assistant coach Yasir Rosemond
Home arena Stegeman Coliseum
Seasons
2016–17 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Kentucky 16 2   .889     32 6   .842
No. 20 Florida 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Arkansas 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
South Carolina 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
Ole Miss 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Alabama 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Vanderbilt 10 8   .556     19 16   .543
Georgia 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Texas A&M 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Tennessee 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Auburn 7 11   .389     18 14   .563
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     16 16   .500
LSU 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
Missouri 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2017 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Georgia bulldogs basketball team represented the University Of Georgia during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Mark Fox, who was in his eighth season at UGA. They played their home games at Stegeman Coliseum as members of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 19–15, 9–9 in SEC play to finish in eighth place. They defeated Tennessee in the second round of the SEC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Kentucky. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Belmont.

Previous season[edit]

The Bulldogs finished the season 20–14, 10–8 in SEC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They defeated Mississippi State and South Carolina to advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament where they lost to Kentucky. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Belmont in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to Saint Mary's.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Charles Mann 4 G 6'5" 215 Senior Alpharetta, GA Graduated
Kenny Gaines 12 G 6'3" 200 Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
Osahen Iduwe 15 C 6'10" 235 Sophomore Benin City, Nigeria Graduate transferred to Arkansas–Fort Smith

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Pape Diattai 5 F 6'7" 210 Junior Dakar, Senegal Junior college transferred from College of Southern Idaho
Christian Harrison 11 G/F 6'6" 200 Junior Atlanta, GA Under NCAA transfer rules, Harrison will have to sit out for the 2016–17 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility. Will join the team as a preferred walk-on.

Recruits class of 2016[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Harris
SG
Donalsonville, GA Seminole County Middle-High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyree Crump
SG
Bainbridge, GA Bainbridge High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Recruits class of 2017[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rayshaun Hammonds
PF
Norcross, GA Norcross High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 10, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 William Jackson II 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Athens Christian School Athens, GA
F/C 1 Yante Maten 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Bloomfield Hills HS Bloomfield Hills, MI
G 2 Jordan Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Seminole County HS Donalsonville, GA
G 3 Juwan Parker 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Washington HS Tulsa, OK
G 4 Tyree Crump 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Bainbridge HS Bainbridge, GA
F 5 Pape Diatta 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr The Rock
College of Southern Idaho
Dakar, Senegal
G 11 Christian Harrison (W) Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Woodward Academy Atlanta, GA
F 13 E'Torrion Wilridge 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Central Medical Magnet HS Beaumont, TX
G 14 Brandon Young 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Marist HS Atlanta, GA
F 24 Houston Kessler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Landmark Christian Newnan, GA
F 25 Kenny Paul Geno 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Booneville HS Booneville, MS
G 30 J. J. Frazier 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Sr Faith Baptist Christian Glennville, GA
F 32 Mike Edwards 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So John Glenn HS Westland, MI
F 33 Connor O'Neill (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Tilton School Roswell, GA
F 34 Derek Ogbeide 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Pebblebrook HS Atlanta, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2016*
7:00 PM, SECN+
Fort Valley State W 94–38 
Stegeman Coliseum 
Athens, GA
Regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
at Clemson L 64–74  0–1
Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Clemson, SC
11/14/2016*
7:00 PM, SECN+
UNC Asheville
CBE Hall of Fame Classic regional round
W 60–46  1–1
Stegeman Coliseum (6,415)
Athens, GA
11/17/2016*
7:00 PM, SECN
Furman
CBE Hall of Fame Classic regional round
W 84–78  2–1
Stegeman Coliseum (5,923)
Athens, GA
11/21/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. George Washington
CBE Hall of Fame Classic semifinals
W 81–73  3–1
Sprint Center (3,527)
Kansas City, MO
11/22/2016*
10:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 5 Kansas
CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship
L 54–65  3–2
Sprint Center (12,147)
Kansas City, MO
11/25/2016*
7:00 PM, SECN+
Gardner–Webb W 77–59  4–2
Stegeman Coliseum (7,069)
Athens, GA
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM, SECN+
Morehouse W 86–72  5–2
Stegeman Coliseum (5,203)
Athens, GA
12/04/2016*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
Marquette L 79–89  5–3
Stegeman Coliseum (7,620)
Athens, GA
12/14/2016*
6:00 PM, SECN
Louisiana–Lafayette W 73–60  6–3
Stegeman Coliseum (5,125)
Athens, GA
12/17/2016*
1:00 PM, SECN
Charleston Southern W 84–64  7–3
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
12/20/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech W 60–43  8–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
12/23/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Oakland L 79–86  8–4
Athletics Center O'rena (4,063)
Rochester Hills, MI
12/29/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Auburn W 96–84  9–4
(1–0)
Auburn Arena (9,121)
Auburn, AL
01/04/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
South Carolina L 61–67  9–5
(1–1)
Stegeman Coliseum (8,856)
Athens, GA
01/07/2017
1:00 PM, SECN
Missouri W 71–66  10–5
(2–1)
Stegeman Coliseum (8,635)
Athens, GA
01/11/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Ole Miss W 69–47  11–5
(3–1)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (7,029)
Oxford, MS
01/14/2017
12:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 23 Florida L 76–80 OT 11–6
(3–2)
O'Connell Center (10,376)
Gainesville, FL
01/17/2017
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Vanderbilt W 76–68  12–6
(4–2)
Stegeman Coliseum (7,480)
Athens, GA
01/21/2017
12:00 PM, ESPN2
at Texas A&M L 62–63  12–7
(4–3)
Reed Arena (8,023)
College Station, TX
01/25/2017
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Alabama L 60–80  12–8
(4–4)
Stegeman Coliseum (6,661)
Athens, GA
01/28/2017*
4:00 PM, ESPN
Texas
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 59–57  13–8
Stegeman Coliseum (10,029)
Athens, GA
01/31/2017
9:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 8 Kentucky L 81–90 OT 13–9
(4–5)
Rupp Arena (23,814)
Lexington, KY
02/04/2017
2:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 19 South Carolina L 75–77  13–10
(4–6)
Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
Columbia, SC
02/07/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Florida L 60–72  13–11
(4–7)
Stegeman Coliseum (7,605)
Athens, GA
02/11/2017
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at Tennessee W 76–75  14–11
(5–7)
Thompson–Boling Arena (15,637)
Knoxville, TN
02/14/2017
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Mississippi State W 79–72  15–11
(6–7)
Stegeman Coliseum (5,822)
Athens, GA
02/18/2017
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 Kentucky L 77–82  15–12
(6–8)
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
02/23/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Alabama W 60–55  16–12
(7–8)
Coleman Coliseum (11,787)
Tuscaloosa, AL
02/25/2017
6:00 PM, SECN
LSU W 82–80  17–12
(8–8)
Stegeman Coliseum (10,042)
Athens, GA
03/01/2017
6:30 PM, SECN
Auburn W 79–78  18–12
(9–8)
Stegeman Coliseum (7,145)
Athens, GA
03/04/2017
2:00 PM, ESPN2
at Arkansas L 67-85  18–13
(9–9)
Bud Walton Arena (18,247)
Fayetteville, AR
SEC Tournament
03/09/2017
1:00 PM, SECN
(8) vs. (9) Tennessee
Second round
W 59–57  19–13
Bridgestone Arena (11,973)
Nashville, TN
03/10/2017
1:00 PM, SECN
(8) vs. (1) No. 8 Kentucky
Quarterfinals
L 60–71  19–14
Bridgestone Arena (18,130)
Nashville, TN
NIT
03/15/2017*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
(2) (7) Belmont
First Round – Syracuse Bracket
L 69–78  19–15
Stegeman Coliseum (2,904)
Athens, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See also[edit]

2016–17 Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team

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