BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – ESPN announced the television network designations and start times for the 2013 Big 12/SEC Challenge on Tuesday.
In front of a national television audience on ESPNU, Texas A&M will square off with Oklahoma on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. (CT) inside Houston’s Toyota Center.
This is the first season that the SEC and the Big 12 Conference have met on the hardwood in an inter-conference event. All 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14 member institutions will participate in the annual event. Arkansas, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee will not play in the first year.
The inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge (the event title will rotate to SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2014) is a combination of existing games already scheduled along with new matchups created for this event during November and December. The two conferences and ESPN will work to schedule matchups over consecutive days in future events.
2013 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Schedule:
Thursday, November 14
Texas Tech at Alabama - (ESPN2 – 8 p.m. CT)
Monday, December 2
Auburn at Iowa State (ESPNU – 6 p.m. CT)
Vanderbilt at Texas (ESPN2 – 8 p.m. CT)
Thursday, December 5
West Virginia at Missouri (ESPN2 – 6 p.m. CT)
TCU at Mississippi State (ESPNU – 6 p.m. CT)
Ole Miss at Kansas State (ESPN2 – 8 p.m. CT)
Friday, December 6
South Carolina at Oklahoma State (ESPNU – 8:30 p.m. CT)
Kentucky vs. Baylor – Dallas (ESPN – 9 p.m. CT)
Tuesday, December 10
Kansas at Florida (ESPN – 6 p.m. CT)
Saturday, December 21
Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma – Houston (ESPNU – 6 p.m. CT)