By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Matchups for the first annual BIG EAST/SEC Challenge – an early season three-day men’s basketball event matching 12 teams from each of the premier conferences against each other Dec. 1-3 – have been announced.

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 12 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined):

Thu, Dec 1
St. John’s at No. 2 Kentucky
Georgetown at No. 14 Alabama
Providence at South Carolina
Mississippi at DePaul

Fri, Dec 2
No. 7 Vanderbilt at No. 9 Louisville
No. 12 Florida at No. 4 Syracuse
No. 19 Cincinnati at Georgia
Auburn at Seton Hall

Sat, Dec 3
Arkansas at No. 6 Connecticut
No. 17 Pittsburgh at Tennessee
West Virginia at Mississippi State
LSU at Rutgers

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