Auburn, Kansas State to meet in SEC/Big 12 Challenge
AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn women’s basketball team will travel to Manhattan, Kan., on Dec. 2 to face Kansas State as part of the 2016 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
The SEC and Big 12 announced the match-ups for the event Monday. The event will feature 10 teams from the SEC against every team from the Big 12.
Auburn and Kansas State have met just once previously. The teams played March 25, 2007, in the third round of the WNIT in Manhattan, with the Wildcats taking a 67-54 win.
This season marks the first in which 10 games will be played. The format consists of five home games on campus sites for each conference. Two teams from each league participated in the past two years with the conferences splitting the games each season for an overall 2-2 series record.
In 2016, games will be scheduled over the dates of Thursday–Sunday, December 1-4. Times and television designation will be released when available. Half of the contests feature at least one team that was ranked in the final 2015-16 USA Today coaches’ poll while three will highlight top 25 match ups.
“The Southeastern Conference looks forward to the expansion of an enhanced competitive event with our Big 12 friends,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “The SEC/Big 12 Challenge in women’s basketball will showcase the strength and depth of our women’s basketball teams and provide fans from both conferences with exciting games.”
“We look forward to all 10 of our women’s basketball teams competing in the 2016 SEC/Big 12 Challenge,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “These marquee non-conference matchups should provide four-consecutive days of quality competition and excitement for fans across the country.”
2016 SEC/Big 12 Women’s Basketball Challenge Schedule
Thursday, Dec. 1
Oklahoma at Kentucky
South Carolina at Texas
Friday, Dec. 2
Auburn at Kansas State
Saturday, Dec. 3
Texas Tech at Arkansas
Georgia at Oklahoma State
Mississippi State at Iowa State
Sunday, Dec. 4
Kansas at Alabama
TCU at LSU
Baylor at Tennessee
Ole Miss at West Virginia