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Georgia to face Texas in 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Texas Longhorns in Athens next season on Saturday, Jan. 26 as part of the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the SEC announced on Thursday.

Georgia and Texas previously squared off in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge during the 2016-17 season. The Bulldogs defeated the Longhorns in that contest 59-57 in Athens.

“We have great respect for Shaka Smart and the entire Texas program,” head coach Tom Crean said. “Bringing a program of that prestige to Georgia will be a tremendous challenge for us, and it will be a great opportunity for Bulldog Nation to help us meet that challenge head on.”

Ten SEC members will compete in the 2019 Big 12/SEC Challenge. The same ten teams played in the challenge last season.

The 2013-14 season was the first for the challenge between the SEC and Big 12. Due to the SEC having 14 teams and the Big 12 only having 10, four SEC teams do not play in the challenge each season. Georgia did not play in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

In Georgia’s first appearance during the 2015-16 season, the Bulldogs fell at Baylor 83-73. UGA defeated Texas in Athens 59-57 in 2016-17 and lost at Kansas State last season 56-51.

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

2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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

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