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Texas to face Georgia in Big 12-SEC Challenge next season

Once again, the Longhorns will travel to Athens to face Georgia in the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

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The schedule for the sixth annual Big 12-SEC Challenge has been set and for the second time in three seasons, the Texas Longhorns will meet the Georgia Bulldogs.

The game will be played on Jan. 26, 2019 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.

The Longhorns and Bulldogs also met in Athens on Jan. 28, 2017, which resulted in a 59-57 Georgia win.

Georgia and Texas have previously met 12 times, with the Bulldogs owning the all-time series edge, 7-5. However, Texas does boast a winning record in five Big 12-SEC Challenge appearances, with a 3-2 record to this point, including a 85-72 win over Ole Miss last season.

  • 2013: 70-64 win vs. Vanderbilt
  • 2014: 63-51 loss vs. Kentucky
  • 2016: 72-58 win vs. Vanderbilt
  • 2017: 59-57 loss vs. Georgia
  • 2018: 86-72 win vs. Ole Miss

Last season, Georgia finished at 18-15 and missed the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. Texas compiled a 19-15 record, and for the second time in three seasons under Shaka Smart, fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.