Basketball: Alabama to face Cincinnati in SEC-Big East Challenge

The Alabama basketball team will face Cincinnati during the SEC/Big East Challenge. The game is set for Saturday, December 1 with television and game time undecided at this time.

Here is the official press release via the SEC:

The Southeastern Conference will match up against the Big East Conference for 12 games over three days in late November and early December for the SEC/Big East Challenge. Six of the games will be played at SEC home arenas while six will be played at home facilities for Big East schools. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the three-day event.

This is the sixth year that the SEC and Big East have played each other as a part of an in-season event. Previously known as the SEC/Big East Invitational, the first four years of the event (2007-2010) featured four matchups between the two conferences from two neutral sites. The 12-team event was titled the Big East/SEC Challenge in 2011.

2012 SEC/BIG EAST CHALLENGE (times and networks are to be determined)

Thursday, November 29, 2012 South Carolina at St. John’s
Seton Hall at LSU
Kentucky at Notre Dame
Marquette at Florida

Friday, November 30, 2012 Georgia at South Florida
DePaul at Auburn
Tennessee at Georgetown
Syracuse at Arkansas

Saturday, December 1, 2012 Mississippi State at Providence
Rutgers at Ole Miss
Alabama at Cincinnati
Villanova at Vanderbilt