Georgia to face Kansas State in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge
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Georgia to face Kansas State in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge

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The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan next season on Saturday, Jan. 27 as part of the 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge, it was announced on Thursday.

Georgia and Kansas State split a home-and-home series back in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The Bulldogs won 50-46 in Manhattan in 2014 and the Wildcats defeated UGA 68-66 in Athens the following season.

“I have great respect for the history and tradition of Kansas State,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “Coach Weber has done a terrific job and his teams are always very tough to compete against. Obviously as a Kansas native, it is always special to play near my family. It will be a great challenge for our team.”

Ten members will compete in the 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge. The same ten teams will also compete in 2019 against different opponents.

The challenge between the SEC and Big 12 began in 2013-14. Due to the imbalance in the number of institutions in each league, Georgia was one of four SEC teams that did not play in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

In 2015-16, Georgia traveled to Baylor and fell 83-73. Then last season, the Bulldogs defeated Texas 59-57 in Athens.

Game time and network will be announced on a later date, but the contest will be televised by either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.

2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky at West Virginia
Texas A&M at Kansas
Baylor at Florida
Oklahoma at Alabama
Ole Miss at Texas
Oklahoma State at Arkansas
Texas Tech at South Carolina
TCU at Vanderbilt
Tennessee at Iowa State
Georgia at Kansas State

2017-18 UGA Basketball Schedule

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