Big East/SEC Challenge features 12 games

Each of the Southeastern Conference’s 12 basketball teams will

match up against Big East squads in December.

The expanded Big East/SEC Challenge will be held Dec. 1-3, with

the venues split evenly between the leagues.

ESPN networks will televise all 12 games.

The matchups include St. John’s at Kentucky, Georgetown at

Alabama, Mississippi at DePaul and Providence at South Carolina on

Dec. 1.

On Dec. 2 Florida heads to Syracuse, Vanderbilt visits

Louisville, Cincinnati is at Georgia and Auburn plays at Seton


The final day features Tennessee hosting Pittsburgh, Arkansas at

Connecticut, West Virginia at Mississippi State and LSU at


The past four years, the event has included four games at two

neutral sites. The series is tied at 8-8. `