LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky-Baylor men’s basketball game on Dec. 6 will be a part of the 2013 Big 12/SEC Challenge as announced by both conferences and ESPN on Tuesday.
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. ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 10 games across it networks.
Eight of the 10 games in the 2013 event will be played at home sites (each conference has four home games) and two matchups will be at neutral sites.
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 Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined):
Thursday, November 14 Texas Tech at Alabama
Monday, December 2 Vanderbilt at Texas
Auburn at Iowa State
Thursday, December 5 Ole Miss at Kansas State
West Virginia at Missouri
TCU at Mississippi State
Friday, December 6 Kentucky vs. Baylor (Arlington, Texas)
South Carolina at Oklahoma State
Tuesday, December 10 Kansas at Florida
Saturday, December 21 Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma (Houston, Texas)