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UGA Basketball Offseason: New Basketball Schedule Taking Form

While the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to what had been a fairly uniform 12-team league has caused all types of scheduling difficulties in football, it's required a lot of juggling from the basketball side of things as well.

According to a report from the Macon Telegraph, here's what the latest proposed format could look like:

  • The first day of the SEC tournament would pit teams No. 10-14 against each other, while teams No. 5-9 get a bye through the first round and 1-4 get a bye through the second.
  • Each team would only get one permanent home-and-home rival within the conference. While Mark Fox had been pushing for Georgia to be aligned with Florida, Billy Donovan said the Gators permanent rival would be Kentucky.
  • Along with their permanent rival, each team would play four other SEC opponents twice in a given year, but the identity of those opponents would rotate so that each team would play a home-and-home with all of its conference rivals at least once every three years.

For now, the conference seems committed to a thee-year scheduling format before they would make another change, but the unwieldy nature of the whole situation means that nothing has been set in stone yet.

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