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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