The Georgia Bulldogs basketball team will host the Western Carolina Catamounts at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday for each team’s season opener.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on the SEC Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including SEC Network.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Georgia vs Western Carolina live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch on ESPN.com or the ESPN app by signing in with your Hulu with Live TV credentials.
If you can’t watch the game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
The SEC Network is included in Sling TV’s Sling Orange plus Sports Extra bundle.
You can sign up for a free trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch Georgia vs Western Carolina live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app. You can also watch on ESPN.com or the ESPN app by signing in with your Sling TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for an additional $5 per month.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including SEC Network.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch Georgia vs Western Carolina live on your computer via the YouTube website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other compatible streaming device via the YouTube app. You can also watch on ESPN.com or the ESPN app by signing in with your YouTube TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
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The Bulldogs went 11-21 in 2018-19, their first season under head coach Tom Crean, and finished 2-16 in SEC play, ahead of only the winless Vanderbilt Commodores.
Only five players from that roster are still with the team: Rayshaun Hammonds, Jordan Harris, Tyree Crump, Tye Fagan, and Amanze Ngumezi.
Incoming are four players ranked on ESPN’s list of the 100 best prospects from the high school class of 2019: Anthony Edwards, Christian Brown, Jaykwon Walter, and Sahvir Wheeler.
“I don’t know what to expect,” Crean said in October, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m at that point where your stomach starts to feel a little different right now. That’s because competition is with somebody else now. And right now we’re having to spend so much time learning what it takes to play and how to play rather than what’s going to be most efficient for us. We’re really trying to find what our identity is going to be.”
Edwards, a 6’4″ guard from Atlanta, is ESPN’s fourth-ranked prospect in the class.
“I can’t wait,” Edwards said Monday, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I don’t want to say I don’t really care about expectations but, like, stuff like that doesn’t really bother me. It’s just basketball. Either I’m gonna have a good game or a bad game; either we’re going to win or lose. … As long as the man above wakes me up the next day, I’m fine with whatever people think about me.”
He added: “I just come out to play the game, don’t do too much talking, listen to what Coach says, do what he says and try to get a win. That’s who I am.”
The Catamounts are also entering the season under a second-year head coach, Mark Prosser. They went 7-25 last season, finishing in a three-way tie for last place in the Southern Conference with a 4-14 league mark.
Before the 2018-19 season, forward Carlos Dotson, a transfer from Central Florida Community College, chose Western Carolina out of the roughly 20 NCAA Division I programs to offer him a scholarship.
Dotson went on to lead the team in points per game as a junior, at 13.9. His 9.5 rebounds per contest ranked second among SoCon players, behind Jeromy Rodriguez of the ETSU Buccaneers.
“I was about to commit to Florida Atlantic,” Dotson said in February, according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. “But I knew I wanted to play for Coach Prosser at Western. I’ve known him since my 10th-grade year and I’ve always really liked him. He’s a relationship guy. That’s what I like. I can go to his office and talk about things outside of basketball.”
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