Auburn, Florida and South Carolina have been designated as permanent rivals for Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball beginning with the 2015-16 season, the SEC announced on Thursday.
The Dawgs will face Auburn, Florida, and South Carolina in a home-and-home series each season. To complete the 18-game SEC slate, Georgia will play the other 10 conference members once and two additional games will be scheduled on a rotating basis.
“I’m excited about each of our permanent SEC opponents,” head coach Mark Fox said in a release. “We are assured of having some of our traditional rivals come to Stegeman Coliseum every year. I think our fans will be excited about knowing that we’ll face those three teams in Athens each season.”
Georgia’s home schedule next season is shaping up to be a good one. The Dawgs are set to host Kansas State (Dec. 4), Georgia Tech (Dec. 19), and Clemson (Dec. 22) in addition to games against UT-Chattanooga (Nov. 13) and Winthrop (Dec. 8).
The Bulldogs are also set to visit Seton Hall on Nov. 28 and Baylor on Jan. 30, the latter as part of the 2016 Big 12-SEC Challenge.
2015-16 UGA Basketball Schedule (tentative)
SEC Permanent Opponents
Alabama – Auburn / Mississippi State / LSU
Arkansas – Missouri / Texas A&M / LSU
Auburn – Alabama / Ole Miss / Georgia
Florida – Kentucky / Georgia / Vanderbilt
Georgia – South Carolina / Florida / Auburn
Kentucky – Florida / Tennessee / Vanderbilt
LSU – Texas A&M / Alabama / Arkansas
Ole Miss – Mississippi State / Auburn / Missouri
Mississippi State – Ole Miss / Alabama / South Carolina
Missouri – Arkansas / Texas A&M / Ole Miss
South Carolina – Georgia / Tennessee / Mississippi State
Tennessee – Vanderbilt / Kentucky / South Carolina
Texas A&M – LSU / Arkansas / Missouri
Vanderbilt – Tennessee / Kentucky / Florida