Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
SEC teams to begin conference basketball play in late December
The SEC logo is shown on March 14, 2019, during the second round game in the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
FAYETTEVILLE SEC men's basketball teams will begin conference play on either Dec. 29 or Dec. 30, the league announced Friday.
Teams will have 20 dates to play 18 games in the upcoming season. Ten teams, including Arkansas, will be scheduled to play in the Big 12/SEC Challenge in late January, according to the SEC.
Women's basketball teams will begin conference play Dec. 31 and will have 18 dates to play 16 games.
Earlier this month the NCAA pushed the start of the regular season to no earlier than Nov. 25. Arkansas' teams have not released their schedules for the upcoming season.
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