The 2011 Big East/SEC Challenge slate was announced Thursday, including a matchup between Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss Rebels and the DePaul Blue Demons on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Chicago.
It will be the third matchup all-time between the two schools. They last met at the 2007 San Juan Shootout when Ole Miss earned a 69-63 victory on its way to the tournament title. DePaul beat the Rebels 75-67 in the third round of the 1983 NIT.
The Southeastern Conference will match up against the Big East Conference for 12 games over three days in early December for the Big East/SEC Challenge. Every SEC member will be a part of the event, while 12 of the 16 Big East schools will participate. Six of the games will be played at SEC home arenas, while six will be played at home facilities for Big East schools.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the three-day event. (May 20, 2011, Page 7A)