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Monday / December 18.
  • UConn to Face Kentucky in SEC-Big East Invite; Michigan State to Face Carolina in Rematch

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    John Calipari will bring his Kentucky team to Madison Square Garden for a showdown with Jim Calhoun and UConn in the SEC-Big East Invitational Dec. 9.

    St. John’s — which may or may not feature Lance Stephenson at that point — will take on Georgia in the other game of the doubleheader.

    Syracuse will play Florida and DePaul will meet Mississippi State on a Dec. 10 in Tampa.

    In their only meeting, UConn beat Kentucky 87-83 in the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

    The Big East is 5-3 against the SEC  in the last two invitationals.
    MICHIGAN STATE TO FACE CAROLINA IN REMATCH

    Michigan State will travel to North Carolina for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The matchups for the 11th annual men’s basketball event were announced Wednesday.

    The two teams in the NCAA title game will meet again Dec. 1. North Carolina defeated Michigan State 89-72 in the NCAA championship earlier this month.

    Michigan will host Boston College on Dec. 2 as part of the event.

    Other matchups are Penn State at Virginia, Maryland at Indiana, Northwestern at North Carolina State, Virginia Tech at Iowa, Wake Forest at Purdue, Duke at Wisconsin, Florida State at Ohio State, Illinois at Clemson and Minnesota at Miami.

    (The AP contributed)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.