Mar 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Kenny Gaines (12) brings the ball past Kentucky Wildcats guard Jarrod Polson (5) during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Kentucky 72-62. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: No Visit To Georgia Bulldogs This Season


Although the SEC basketball schedule for the 2013-2014 season haven’t been released to the public yet, the coaches received a look at them nearly two weeks ago.  Through an open information request, the Athens-Banner Herald acquired Georgia’s schedule and it hints at some big changes brewing for the “traditional” SEC basketball schedule.

Georgia will make a trip to Lexington on January 25, 2014 to play Kentucky, but the Wildcats will not play at Georgia in the 2013-2014 season.  In fact, Florida and Tennessee won’t be playing at Georgia this year either.  It looks as if the old SEC East/West rivalries may go away for Kentucky as well and it will be interesting who Kentucky’s “new” home and home rivals will be.

This can be seen as a bit of a disappointment for Georgia since Kentucky fans travel well and their games against UK have drawn good crowds.  Also, Georgia has beaten Kentucky two out of the last three times the teams have faced each other in Athens.  I’m sure Georgia would’ve liked to have extended that to three out of the last four, while Kentucky would’ve liked to get some revenge, especially for last years debacle.

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  • diverdown48

    As a UK fan I think this is sad. Not only do UK fans travel well but fans at the schools they play turn out in force. I think UK should play UF, UT, Vandy and UGA home and home every year. Whoever is making up the schedule doesn’t understand rivalries in the SEC.
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  • Paul Jordan

    I agree …. It’s going to be interesting to see what they do. My guess is that we keep Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt as home and home and maybe add Missouri? But I know there are a lot of UK fans in Georgia that planned their calendar around that game every year