Big 12/SEC Challenge

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The Big 12/SEC Challenge is an NCAA college basketball series that takes place early in the season, consisting of a series of ten games featuring members of the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference.

The format is similar to the ACC–Big Ten Challenge. Each of the ten members of the Big 12 plays a game against a member of the SEC. Half of the ten games are hosted by the Big 12 team and the other half are hosted by the SEC team. Because the SEC has 14 members, four teams of the SEC are excluded from the challenge each season. All of these games are played in November or December, before conference play begins.

Previously, the Big 12 was a part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series from 2007 to 2010, and the SEC was a part of the SEC–Big East Challenge from 2007 to 2012. The contracts for those challenges were not renewed when they expired, leaving both conferences available to establish this challenge. (The issues faced by the Big East in the 2010–13 Big East Conference realignment was a factor in the decision not to renew its series with the SEC).[citation needed]

Series History[edit]

Year Winner Overall Record
2013 Big 12 7–3
2014 Big 12 6–4

2013[edit]

Date Time Big 12 Team SEC Team Location TV Attendance Winner Leader
Thurs., Nov. 14 9:00 PM Texas Tech Alabama Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN2
10,746
Alabama (76–64)[1]
SEC (1–0)
Mon., Dec., 2 7:00 PM #17 Iowa State Auburn Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA ESPNU
13,889
Iowa State (99–70)[2]
Tied (1–1)
9:00 PM Texas Vanderbilt Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX ESPN2
7,431
Texas (70–64)[3]
Big 12 (2–1)
Thurs., Dec., 5 7:00 PM TCU Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS ESPNU
6,795
TCU (71–61)
Big 12 (3–1)
7:00 PM West Virginia Missouri Mizzou ArenaColumbia, MO ESPN2
7,292
Missouri (80-71)
Big 12 (3–2)
9:00 PM Kansas State Ole Miss Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS ESPN2
11,990
Kansas State (61–58)
Big 12 (4–2)
Fri., Dec., 6 9:30 PM #9 Oklahoma State South Carolina Gallagher Iba ArenaStillwater, OK ESPNU
13,611
Oklahoma State (79–52)
Big 12 (5–2)
10:00 PM #20 Baylor #3 Kentucky AT&T StadiumArlington, TX ESPN
12,818
Baylor (67–62)
Big 12 (6–2)
Tues., Dec. 10 7:00 PM #13 Kansas #19 Florida O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL ESPN
12,423
Florida (67–61)
Big 12 (6–3)
Sat., Dec. 21 7:00 PM Oklahoma Texas A&M Toyota CenterHouston, TX ESPNU
N/A
Oklahoma (64–52)
Big 12 (7–3)
Inaugural that the invitational featured 10 games – All times Eastern
Arkansas, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee did not participate for the SEC.

2014[edit]

Date Time Big 12 Team SEC Team Location TV Attendance Winner Leader
Wed., Dec. 3 9:00 PM Texas Tech Auburn United Supermarkets ArenaLubbock, TX SECN
7,040
Texas Tech (46–44)[4]
Big 12 (1–0)
Thurs., Dec., 4 7:00 PM #16 West Virginia LSU WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV ESPN2
10,802
LSU (74–73)[5]
Tied (1–1)
7:00 PM Baylor Vanderbilt Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN ESPNU
7,740
Baylor (66–63) [6]
Big 12 (2–1)
9:00 PM #20 Iowa State #18 Arkansas Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA ESPN2
14,384
Iowa State (95–77)[7]
Big 12 (3–1)
9:00 PM TCU Ole Miss Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS ESPNU
6,370
TCU (66–54)[8]
Big 12 (4–1)
Fri., Dec., 5 7:00 PM #6 Texas #1 Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY ESPN
24,340
Kentucky (63–51)[9]
Big 12 (4–2)
9:00 PM #11 Kansas Florida Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS ESPN
16,300
Kansas (71–65)[10]
Big 12 (5–2)
9:30 PM #22 Oklahoma Missouri Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPNU
11,652
Oklahoma (82–63)[11]
Big 12 (6–2)
Sat., Dec., 6 12:00 PM Oklahoma State South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC ESPNU
12,007
South Carolina (75–49)[12]
Big 12 (6–3)
3:15 PM Kansas State Tennessee Thompson–Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN ESPN2
14,111
Tennessee (65–64)[13]
Big 12 (6–4)
Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M did not participate for the SEC.
All times Eastern

Team records[edit]

Big 12 Conference (2–0–0)[edit]

Institution Wins Loss
Baylor Bears 2 0
Iowa State Cyclones 2 0
Kansas Jayhawks 1 1
Kansas State Wildcats 1 1
Oklahoma Sooners 2 0
Oklahoma State Cowboys 1 1
Texas Longhorns 1 1
TCU Horned Frogs 2 0
Texas Tech Red Raiders 1 1
West Virginia Mountaineers 0 2
Overall 13 7

Southeastern Conference (0–2–0)[edit]

Institution Wins Loss Out
Alabama Crimson Tide 1 0 1
Arkansas Razorbacks 0 1 1
Auburn Tigers 0 2 0
Florida Gators 1 1 0
Georgia Bulldogs 0 0 2
Kentucky Wildcats 1 1 0
LSU Tigers 1 0 1
Missouri Tigers 1 1 0
Mississippi State Bulldogs 0 1 1
Ole Miss Rebels 0 2 0
South Carolina Gamecocks 1 1 0
Tennessee Volunteers 1 0 1
Texas A&M Aggies 0 1 1
Vanderbilt Commodores 0 2 0
Overall 7 13 ---

Because the conferences do not have the same number of members (SEC has 14, Big 12 has 10) four teams from the SEC are excluded from participation each year. The number of times an SEC team is excluded is shown in the "Out" column in the table above.

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