K-State to play Georgia in home-and-home series

Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) celebrates a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) celebrates a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has signed a deal with Georgia for a home-and-home series between the two schools in men’s basketball beginning with the upcoming season.

The schools announced the deal Tuesday. It will be the first time they have met since the 1987 NCAA tournament.

The Bulldogs will open the series on the road against Kansas State on Dec. 31, with the Wildcats making the return trip on Dec. 22, 2015.

The series will also represent a homecoming for Georgia coach Mark Fox, who grew up in nearby Garden City, Kan., and was an assistant at Kansas State under Tom Asbury from 1994-2000. Fox’s wife, Cindy, also spent time working in the school’s athletic department.

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