Florida basketball team to face Marquette in SEC/BIG EAST Challenge
Florida will host Marquette on Nov. 29 as part of the annual SEC/BIG EAST Challenge. The Gators will play Marquette at 9 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
This will be the second consecutive season the two teams will play, following last year's Sweet 16 meeting in the NCAA West Regional in Phoenix.
This is the second year of the SEC/BIG EAST Challenge, a three-day event beginning Nov. 29, which will include defending national champion Kentucky at Notre Dame and last season’s BIG EAST regular-season champion Syracuse at Arkansas and Marquette at Florida in a showdown of each conference’s 2012 second place finishers.
The BIG EAST won the inaugural Challenge eight games to four. This year’s event will include first-time participation by BIG EAST members Marquette, Notre Dame, South Florida and Villanova. All 12 SEC teams played in last year’s Challenge along with Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Syracuse of the BIG EAST.
Here is this year's schedule:
Thu, Nov 29
7 p.m. - No. 3 Kentucky at Notre Dame, ESPN2
7:30 p.m. - South Carolina at St. John’s, ESPNU
9 p.m. - Marquette at Florida, ESPN2
9:30 p.m. - Seton Hall at LSU, ESPNU
Fri, Nov 30
6:30 p.m. - Tennessee at Georgetown, ESPN
7 p.m. - Georgia at South Florida, ESPNU
8:30 p.m. - Syracuse at Arkansas, ESPN
9 p.m. - DePaul at Auburn, ESPNU
Sat, Dec 1
3 p.m. - Alabama at Cincinnati, ESPN2
5 p.m. Villanova at Vanderbilt ESPN2
TBA - Mississippi State at Providence, ESPNU
TBA - Rutgers at Mississippi, ESPNU