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Georgia will host Texas in the Big XII/SEC Challenge

Georgia will host Texas next season in the Big XII/SEC Challenge.

Georgia will face Texas at Stegeman Coliseum next season in the Big XII/SEC Challenge.  Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns will bring Chaos to Athens and it will be an opportunity for Tevin Mack to play in Stegeman Coliseum for one day only.  This will be a pivotal non-conference game for Georgia that should provide a major boost to the schedule.

The choice of having Georgia host Texas speaks highly of the expectations that both conferences have of this upcoming Georgia Basketball team.  Texas lost to Northern Iowa in a buzzer-beater in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament this past season.  The Longhorns went 20-13 last season in Shaka Smart’s first season in Austin and finished fourth in the Big XII.

The Big XII/SEC Challenge matchups:

  • LSU at Texas Tech
  • Arkansas at Oklahoma State
  • Auburn at TCU
  • Kansas State at Tennessee
  • Texas A&M at West Virginia
  • Iowa State at Vanderbilt
  • Baylor at Ole Miss
  • Florida at Oklahoma
  • Texas at Georgia
  • Kansas at Kentucky

The matchups that stand out the most are the last four.  Intriguing that the SEC opted not to give South Carolina and Alabama games in this one day non-conference event.  South Carolina would have been excellent opponent for Iowa State and Alabama could have replaced Auburn against TCU.  The choice of Auburn is likely ratings driven as Bruce Pearl garners intrigue.

Georgia is slated to host Marquette this season as well as part of a home-and-home with them that will lead to a road trip to Milwaukee in the 2017-18 season.

The non-conference schedule now has these matchups:

  • CBE Classic Home Game vs. unknown opponent
  • CBE Classic Home Game vs. unknown opponent
  • CBE Classic Game 1 vs. UAB/Kansas/George Washington
  • CBE Classic Game 2 vs. UAB/Kansas/George Washington
  • At Clemson
  • At Georgia Tech
  • At Oakland University
  • Marquette
  • Texas

There is still room for four more games on this schedule.  Georgia still has yet to host a Big Ten school under Mark Fox.  Georgia will likely add one or two home “cupcake” matchups and a mid-major challenger at Stegeman Coliseum.

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3 thoughts on “Georgia will host Texas in the Big XII/SEC Challenge

  1. Excited about this game. I am always a fan of a tougher schedule (even if you don’t win them). Just look at Carolina last year. The overall schedule is looking pretty solid and we should be competitive in all of them and win most.

  2. Looks like an excellent schedule and should be a strong SOS for RPI purposes come March. Hopefully to help with a better seed than a better bubble.

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