Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the inaugural BIG EAST/SEC Challenge
All 12 games will be played at home sites with each conference hosting six games a year. SEC teams will alternate home and away games. Twelve of the 16 BIG EAST teams (17 teams in the second year) will participate each year. The event title will alternate to the SEC/BIG EAST Challenge in 2012 and be played Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1.
2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge schedule:Date Time (ET) Game NetworkThu, Dec 1
7 p.m. Providence at South Carolina ESPNU
7:30 p.m. St. John’s at No. 2 Kentucky ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Mississippi at DePaul ESPNU
9:30 p.m. Georgetown at No. 14 Alabama ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Fri, Dec 2
6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida at No. 4 Syracuse ESPN / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. No. 19 Cincinnati at Georgia ESPNU
8:30 p.m. No. 7 Vanderbilt at No. 9 Louisville ESPN / ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Auburn at Seton Hall ESPNU
Sat, Dec 3
3:15 p.m. Arkansas at No. 6 Connecticut ESPN / ESPN3.com
5:15 p.m. No. 17 Pittsburgh at Tennessee ESPN / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. LSU at Rutgers ESPNU
9 p.m. West Virginia at Mississippi State ESPNU
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.