DESTIN, Fla. — Georgia’s men’s basketball team will go to Rupp Arena again this year, but Kentucky will not be visiting Stegeman Coliseum.
The SEC released the men’s basketball conference match-ups for this season. Once again, Georgia’s three permanent home-and-home opponents are South Carolina, Auburn and Florida, while this season will also feature two games against Tennessee and LSU.
Georgia will host Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M, South Carolina, Auburn and Florida.
The Bulldogs’ road opponents are Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Auburn and Florida.
Coming off a 19-15 season, Mark Fox’s team is set to return nine of its top 10 scorers, including senior forward Yante Maten, who withdrew from the NBA draft last week.
The non-conference schedule for Georgia includes a trip to Kansas State in January (for the SEC-Big 12 Invitational), a trip to UMass, and home games against Georgia Tech and Oakland (Mich.)
There could be other power-conference teams on the slate. Fox said the rest of the schedule is close to being finalized and released. The school has said there is expected to be five non-conference home games.