Texas forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) drives to the basket around Mississippi center Dominik Olejniczak (13) during a NCAA basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Texas to play familiar foe in SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2019

Posted May 24th, 2018

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The Longhorns are going back to the Peach State in 2019.

The Texas men’s basketball team will play a new-look Georgia squad in the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 26, 2019. Longhorns will once again travel to Georgia, where they lost to the Bulldogs in the 2017 challenge, 59-57, in Athens. Texas defeated Ole Miss in the 2018 challenge in Austin, 85-72.

Georgia hired former Indiana coach Tom Crean this offseason after firing coach Mark Fox following an 18-15 season.

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Texas is 3-2 in the series of games against the SEC, and Shaka Smart is 2-1 with wins over the Rebels and Vanderbilt.

Last season the SEC won the challenge after the Big 12 won the first three editions.

The other matchups include: 

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

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