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SEC adding basketball series with American Athletic Conference

The SEC has four more schools than the Big 12, so each year, four teams are left out of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. According to Jon Rothstein, the SEC is working on adding home-and-home series with teams from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) for teams that aren’t involved in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge as a way to create more Quadrant 1 and 2 opportunities.

Teams in the AAC: Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, and Wichita State. As Adam Luckett notes, the SEC and AAC already faced off several times last season:

This probably won’t impact Kentucky too much since the Cats are typically one of the marquee names in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, but it’s nice to know that the SEC continues to find ways to strengthen the sport. Also, I see you, Memphis…

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14 Comments for SEC adding basketball series with American Athletic Conference



  1. ukcamel
    11:46 am April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Cincinnati or Memphis would be…interesting.



  2. bigbluenationmbb
    11:50 am April 11, 2019 Permalink

    I would love to play Memphis next year and kick their ass to



  3. Mathlete
    12:02 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Playing Memphis in January would be a thorough beatdown for the tigers. Theyll be basically the same team they were in November and UK will be gearing up for a shot at #9



  4. BigJohnC
    12:11 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t see ya playing Memphis. If we did, it’d be on a neutral court or rupp



  5. BigJohnC
    12:12 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    UK is fixing to tee off on some teams next year the way it’s shaping up on the roster…



  6. Wilfred Smith
    12:12 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    To use a wrestling term, I don’t want to give Memphis the rub of a game against UK. The Tigers, Penny, and Wiseman’s mommy can stay in Memphis and play D3 teams.



  7. bbn606
    12:41 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Oh no, we may have to play Memphis.



  8. Boigers
    12:43 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Did you all not read the post? “for teams that aren’t involved in the SEC/Big 12.” That’s not going to be Kentucky, as much as I’d love to blast Memphis.



  9. UKLugo
    12:44 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Oh, it’ll impact UK. Can you say MEMPHIS?? You know execs will do everything in their power to create that money machine.



    • UKLugo
      12:51 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

      Hell, the Memphis kids are already saying they are playing us. They my already know something we don’t.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:57 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

      They’re not going to pull UK out of a bigger money machine (SEC/Big 12 Challenge) to do this.



  10. dctawk
    1:10 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Surely by now we’ve learned…. Sit back and watch the cake rise.



  11. satcheluk
    6:57 pm April 11, 2019 Permalink

    Love to see a Wiseman you made a bad decision game.