College Basketball

2009 SEC vs. Big East Challenge Schedule Announced

SECLiveNews.comContributor IApril 23, 2009

The 2009 SEC vs. Big East Basketball Challenge has been announced. The tournament will take place December 9th and 10th in Tampa, Florida and New York City.

On December 9 in Madison Square Garden, Georgia will face St. John's University and Kentucky will square off against UConn. Then on December 10 in Tampa, Florida, at the St. Pete's Times Forum, where the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was held this February, Depaul will play Mississippi State and the Florida Gators will face Syracuse.

This will be the third ever SEC vs. Big East Challenge. Many hope that the games will help strengthen the SEC's non-conference schedules, after the conference had a poor performance with only three teams in the NCAA Tournament this pas season.

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