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Wednesday / December 13.
  • Big East/SEC Challenge Begins Tonight

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Just waking up here in Lexington after flying in last night from the Big Apple.

    Looking forward to three games in three days. I’ll see St. John’s-Kentucky tonight and Vandy-Louisville tomorrow, both part of the Big East/SEC Challenge.

    Then I’ll be at Rupp Saturday for the North Carolina-Kentucky game.

    Here’s the full schedule for the Big East/SEC:

    Thursday –            Providence at South Carolina (ESPNU)             7:00

    St. John’s at Kentucky (ESPN2)                           7:30

    Mississippi at DePaul (ESPNU)                            9:00

    Georgetown at Alabama (ESPN2)                      9:30

     

    Friday —                 Florida at Syracuse (ESPN)                                  7:00

    Cincinnati at Georgia (ESPNU)                            7:00

    Vanderbilt at Louisville (ESPN)                           9:00

    Auburn at Seton Hall (ESPNU)                            9:00

     

    Saturday —             Arkansas at Connecticut (ESPN)                        3:15

    Pittsburgh at Tennessee (ESPN)                        5:15

    LSU at Rutgers (ESPNU)                                       7:00

    West Virginia at Mississippi State (ESPNU)       9:00

    The three-day event will be full of ranked teams from this week’s Associated Press poll.  The Big Esat ranked teams are No. 4 Syracuse, No. 6 Louisville, No. 8 Connecticut and No. 17 Pittsburgh.  In the SEC, it’s No. 1 Kentucky, No. 10 Florida, No. 12 Alabama, No. 20 Vanderbilt, No. 21 Mississippi State.

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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.