Wildcats to play Notre Dame in SEC, Big East Challenge

Wildcats to play Notre Dame in SEC, Big East Challenge

Wildcats to play Notre Dame in SEC, Big East Challenge

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by NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The UK men’s basketball team will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Nov. 29 in the 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge, ESPN announced on Friday. The squads will meet in South Bend, Ind., at a time yet to be determined.

The SEC/Big East Challenge will feature 12 schools in the SEC competing against 12 schools from the Big East over a three day period beginning Nov. 29.

The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Irish, 42-18; however Notre Dame holds an 8-6 advantage over Kentucky in South Bend. UK defeated the Irish in the most recent meeting, 72-58 in Louisville during the 2011 season. The last time the two teams met in South Bend, the Irish bested the Cats, 77-67, in the 2009 NIT, ending UK’s season.

Only matchups and dates have been determined. Game times and networks will be announced at a later date.

2012 SEC/BIG EAST CHALLENGE:

Thursday, November 29th

·         Kentucky at Notre Dame

·         South Carolina at St. John’s

·         Seton Hall at LSU

·         Marquette at Florida

 

Friday, November 30th

·         Georgia at South Florida

·         DePaul at Auburn

·         Tennessee at Georgetown

·         Syracuse at Arkansas

 

Saturday, December 1st

·         Mississippi State at Providence

·         Rutgers at Ole Miss

·         Alabama at Cincinnati

·         Villanova at Vanderbilt

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