DePaul to Play in Big East/SEC Challenge

The Blue Demons learned their opponent for the 2011 Big East/SEC Challenge today. DePaul will be hosting Ole Miss at Allstate Arena on Thursday, December 1st.

ESPN announced the pairings for the inaugural Big East vs. SEC Challenge today.

12 teams from each league will square off on December 1st thru 3rd. All games will be televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU). Game times and TV networks will be announced in August.

DePaul and Mississippi will face each other for the third time. The Blue Demons won the first meeting on March 25th, 1983 at the Rosemont Horizon in the NIT. The Rebels won the second meeting in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico on December 20th, 2007.

Ole Miss is coming off a 20-14 season where they lost at California in the first round of the NIT.

2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 1

St. John's at Kentucky

Providence at South Carolina

Georgetown at Alabama

Mississippi at DePaul

Friday, Dec. 2

Cincinnati at Georgia

Florida at Syracuse

Auburn at Seton Hall

Vanderbilt at Louisville

Saturday, Dec. 3

Arkansas at Connecticut

LSU at Rutgers

Pittsburgh at Tennessee

West Virginia at Mississippi State

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