It might be a little early but the schedule is out and the 2014 SEC-Big 12 Challenge has the Florida Gators traveling to Lawrence, Kansas to face the Jayhawks on December 5. That would mean a battle of two preseason Top Ten teams. As the Gators are ranked 9th and Kansas is holding down the 10th spot in the ESPN Preseason poll.
The second annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge – an early-season men’s basketball event showcasing all 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 SEC programs – will be played over four days from December 3-6. Additional details, including start times and network designation, will be announced at a later date.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 10 games between the two premier conferences. All 10 games will also be available via WatchESPN. The inaugural event in 2013, which took place in November and December, saw the Big 12 winning seven of the 10 games.
2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge schedule (times and networks will be announced in August):
|Wed, Dec 3||Auburn at Texas Tech|
|Thu, Dec 4||Arkansas at No. 16 Iowa State|
|Baylor at Vanderbilt|
|LSU at West Virginia|
|TCU at Ole Miss|
|Fri, Dec 5||No. 9 Florida at No. 10 Kansas|
|Missouri at No. 19 Oklahoma|
|No. 17 Texas at No. 1 Kentucky|
|Sat, Dec 6||No. 23 Kansas State at Tennessee|
|Oklahoma State at South Carolina|