Big 12/SEC Challenge times & networks finalized

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks during a news conference after the NCAA college basketball Southeastern Conference tournament championship game against Arkansas, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky won 78-63.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

IRVING, Texas – The networks and times for the third annual Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by SONIC have been finalized, the two conferences and ESPN have announced.

For the first time, all 10 games in the Challenge are slated to be played on one day – Saturday, January 30, 2016. Each league will host five contests. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the Saturday morning and evening roadshow that discusses the top storylines of the college basketball season – will originate from one of the Challenge games, to be announced at a later date.

The Big 12 has won the event each of its first two seasons, capturing victories in six of 10 matchups in 2014 and seven of 10 meetings in 2013. The Big 12 has posted a 41-27 (.603) record in the last two conference challenge series it has played (vs. Pac-10, SEC) dating back to 2007.


Saturday, January 30
Vanderbilt at Texas ESPN2 11:00 a.m. CT
West Virginia at Florida ESPN Noon ET
Iowa State at Texas A&M ESPN 1:00 p.m. CT
Mississippi at Kansas State ESPNU 1:00 p.m. CT
Tennessee at TCU ESPN2 1:00 p.m. CT
Texas Tech at Arkansas ESPNU 3:00 p.m. CT
Oklahoma at LSU ESPN 4:00 p.m. CT
Georgia at Baylor ESPN2 5:00 p.m. CT
Kentucky at Kansas ESPN 6:00 p.m. CT
Oklahoma State at Auburn ESPN2 7:00 p.m. CT

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