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2011 Big East/SEC Challenge: List Of Matchups Includes UGA Basketball Vs. Cincinnati

Mark Fox's Georgia Bulldogs will be playing host to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Dec. 2 as a part of the expanded 2011 Big East/SEC challenge. Georgia last participated in the event in 2009 when they lost to St John's at Madison Square Garden. This year's event expands to include all twelve teams from the SEC matching up against Big East squads with home games split evenly between the two conferences. 

The Bearcats return their top four scorers from last years NCAA Tournament team that went 26-9. Georgia finished with a 21-12 record but lost its top two players in juniors Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie. The Bulldogs next season will lean on senior guards Gerald Robinson and Dustin Ware as well as top newcomer Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. 

Here's the full Big East/SEC Challenge schedule:

Dec. 1

St John's at Kentucky
Georgetown at Alabama
Mississippi at DePaul
Providence at South Carolina

Dec. 2

Florida at Syracuse
Vanderbilt at Louisville
Cincinnati at Georgia
Auburn at Seton Hall

Dec. 3

Pittsburgh at Tennessee
Arkansas at Connecticut
West Virginia at Mississippi State
LSU at Rutgers

For more college basketball, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.