Georgia, Kansas State expected to add home-and-home basketball series

Georgia is set to add another high-profile game to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule next season.

Big 12 program Kansas State and Georgia have a contract to play a home-and-home series the next two seasons, according to a copy obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald in an open records request.

The matchup would send Bulldogs coach Mark Fox back to his home state.

Georgia would play at Kansas State on Dec. 31, 2014, and Kansas State would return a game to Athens on Dec. 22, 2015. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity signed the contract Tuesday but it awaits Kansas State to do the same to finalize the deal.

Fox, a native of Garden City, Kan., was an assistant at Kansas State from 1994-2000.

Kansas State went 20-13 this season and earned a No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament, but lost in its first game to Kentucky 56-49. Kansas State, coached by former Illinois coach Bruce Weber, has gone to five consecutive NCAA tournaments.

Georgia’s nonconference schedule already includes games in the Preseason NIT, at Georgia Tech and at home against Seton Hall and Colorado. The Bulldogs are coming off a 20-14 season in which they reached the second round of the NIT.

Georgia and Kansas State have played only once before in the 1986-87 season when the Wildcats won 82-79 in an NCAA tournament first round game in Salt Lake City.

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