As the 2020 college basketball season quickly approaches, we are hearing more reports that teams/events are looking at “bubble” type settings in order to play games after seeing the success the NBA has had with its “bubble.”
The Kentucky Wildcats were scheduled to play Georgia Tech in an event known as “Holiday Hoopsgiving” that would also feature Auburn/Memphis, Clemson/Alabama, Dayton/Mississippi State, and LSU/USF.
Jeff Borzello of ESPN reported on Tuesday that the event is working on plans to have the event in a “bubble” setting at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and have the teams involved play multiple games.
Holiday Hoopsgiving, which was scheduled to feature Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech, Auburn vs. Memphis and other matchups, is working on plans to bubble its event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and have its participating teams play multiple games, sources told ESPN. @HHoopsgiving— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 8, 2020
If this were to happen, I would imagine that the plan would be to have each of the 10 teams play the others at least once while they have them in the “bubble.”
It also means we could finally get the Kentucky - Memphis matchup people have wanted since the Tigers stole James Wiseman away from John Calipari. Clemson and Dayton would also be solid non-conference matchups for the Wildcats.
Multiple “bubble” settings could be the case for the 2020 college basketball season and it will be interesting to see if other events like the Champions Classic that features Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, and Duke look at doing a similar “bubble” event.
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