Georgia will play Memphis as part of SEC non-conference schedule deal

Georgia’s men’s basketball team will play at Memphis next season as part of an SEC scheduling deal with the American Athletic Conference, the leagues announced Tuesday.

As a part of the alliance, four schools from each conference will participate in two-year, home-and-home series starting in the 2019-20 season.

The Bulldogs’ Jan. 4, 2020, matchup against the Tigers pits two of the nation’s top freshmen.

Memphis forward James Wiseman is the nation’s No. 1 prospect in the 2019 class and Georgia guard Anthony Edwards is rated second according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. 

Memphis signed the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting class. Georgia’s class is No. 9 in the latest composite ranking.

Two other alliance games will be played Jan. 4: SMU at Vanderbilt and Ole Miss at Wichita State. South Carolina will host Houston on Dec. 8, 2019.

“This will provide four high quality games for both leagues during non-conference play,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. 

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