South Carolina will play at Oklahoma State on December 6 in the first Big 12/SEC Challenge, a men’s basketball inter-conference event that will begin during the 2013-14 season.
"The ability to showcase SEC basketball in this kind of conference competition makes this a unique and exciting event for our coaches, student-athletes and fans," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. "We are pleased to be able to work with the Big 12 and ESPN to highlight the sport of men’s basketball."
All 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14 member institutions will participate in the annual event. ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 10 games across it networks.
Arkansas, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee will not play in the first year.
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:
Texas Tech at Alabama
Vanderbilt at Texas Auburn at Iowa State
Ole Miss at Kansas State West Virginia at Missouri TCU at Mississippi State
South Carolina at Oklahoma State Kentucky vs. Baylor (Arlington, Texas)
Kansas at Florida
Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma (Houston, Texas)