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Wildcats to Meet Vanderbilt in SEC/BIG EAST Challenge
JayVaughn Pinkston and the Wildcats are slated to meet Vanderbilt in the SEC/BIG EAST Challenge

June 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - ESPN has announced the 12 matchups that will be part of the Second Annual SEC/BIG EAST Challenge, which will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2012 at home sites of the participating schools.

Villanova visits Vanderbilt as part of this event on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The BIG EAST contingent in the Challenge will include Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse and Villanova. Six of the BIG EAST's 12 participating teams reached the NCAA Championship last season. The SEC has four participating teams that reached the NCAA tournament.

The 2012 SEC/BIG EAST Challenge includes the following matchups:

Thursday, November 29

Kentucky at Notre Dame

Marquette at Florida

South Carolina at St. John's

Seton Hall at LSU

Friday, November 30

Syracuse at Arkansas

Tennessee at Georgetown

DePaul at Auburn

Georgia at USF

Saturday, December 1

Alabama at Cincinnati

Villanova at Vanderbilt

Mississippi State at Providence

Rutgers at Mississippi

The BIG EAST took the first SEC/BIG EAST Challenge, winning eight of the 12 games in 2011.