5 SEC basketball teams could reportedly join preseason Atlanta bubble
A previously scheduled college basketball invitational could reportedly be expanded and serve as a bubble.
College basketball insider Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports shared Tuesday, per sources, that, “State Farm Arena in Atlanta has emerged as a possible location for a preseason bubble in college basketball.”
The bubble would reportedly involve the 10 teams slated for “Holiday Hoopsgiving.” Originally, the event was going to feature O Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky on Nov. 27 with a Dec. 12 quadruple-header of Clemson vs Alabama, Mississippi State vs. Dayton, LSU vs. South Florida, and Auburn vs. Memphis. If those 10 teams agree to a bubble, we would presumably see more games, possibly in a round-robin format to make use of the opportunity.
The bubble environment has worked in the NBA. Perhaps it will help give us college hoops.
Source: State Farm Arena in Atlanta has emerged as a possible location for a preseason bubble in college basketball.
10 teams are currently slated to play in the first annual “Holiday Hoopsgiving” event:
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 8, 2020
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