The SEC/Big 12 Challenge returns in 2019 with two potential top-10 matchups headlining the tournament. ESPN announced the full schedule of games on Thursday, May 24, with No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Kentucky and No. 13 West Virginia vs. No. 6 Tennessee catching the attention of college basketball fans everywhere.
All of the games will air on the ESPN family of networks, with two games on ESPNU, four games on ESPN2, and four games on ESPN. All games will also be available via live stream on the WatchESPN app.
To ramp up the excitement leading into the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the crew for ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will be on the scene at one of the marquee games — you would have to imagine Kansas vs. Kentucky is the early favorite to host the GameDay crew.
Here are the schedule highlights from the official press release:
- First-time Challenge matchups for Alabama-Baylor, Iowa State-Ole Miss, Kansas State-Texas A&M, Vanderbilt-Oklahoma, Florida-TCU and West Virginia-Tennessee
- All of the Big 12 schools plus the SEC’s Kentucky, Florida, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt have participated in each of the last five Challenges
- Texas-Georgia and Kansas-Kentucky are rematches from the 2017 Challenge
- Texas Tech-Arkansas is a rematch from the 2016 Challenge, while South Carolina-Oklahoma State is a rematch from the 2015 Challenge and the third time the two teams are facing each other in this event
The full schedule for the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge can be seen below.
SEC/Big 12 Challenge Matchups
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Alabama at Baylor
Iowa State at Ole Miss
No. 1 Kansas at No. 4 Kentucky
No. 12 Kansas State at Texas A&M
Vanderbilt at Oklahoma
South Carolina at Oklahoma State
Florida at No. 23 TCU
Texas at Georgia
Arkansas at Texas Tech
No. 13 West Virginia at No. 6 Tennessee