The SEC basketball schedule will be weird (but feature Kentucky-Florida twice)
The additions of Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC ensured the league would have to change the way it schedules its basketball games because, any way you slice it, a 14-school league is more difficult to manage than a 12-school league.
Blame football and television money for this problem.
And Dwight Howard, if you want.
Either way, what the SEC coaches decided was going to be one of the notable storylines coming out of this week's SEC meetings, and what they decided Wednesday is that they'll likely play one "permanent" rival twice a year (two games), four other schools twice a year (eight games) and eight other schools once a year (eight games) to complete the 18-game schedule. The format still has to be approved by the league's athletic directors. But why would the ADs go against what their coaches seem mostly settled on?
Here are the proposed "permanant" rivals:
- Kentucky vs. Florida
- Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt
- Georgia vs. South Carolina
- Alabama vs. Auburn
- Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State
- Arkansas vs. Missouri
- LSU vs. Texas A&M
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