UK has dropped the last three meetings with KU but leads the overall series 22-9. Kentucky is looking to avoid its first four-game skid in the series. The Wildcats lead the series 7-2 in Lexington. The 2019 slate of SEC/Big 12 Challenge games will mark the sixth season of the annual event between the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 and the fourth straight where all 10 games of the challenge will be played on the same day. A bye in the league schedule for participating teams was created to accommodate for the format. Ten of the SEC’s 14 teams will participate in the 2019 challenge against all 10 of the Big 12’s institutions, with each conference hosting five games apiece. Each of the 10 SEC teams that will participating in the 2019 games played in the 2018 event as well. The four SEC teams not participating will play each other in conference games the same day. Four of the 10 games will be televised on ESPN, four on ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU. All 10 games will also be available on the ESPN app. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the Saturday roadshow that discusses the top storylines of the college basketball season – will originate from one of the Challenge games. The show has originated from Kentucky’s matchup in each of the last three seasons.
2019 SEC/BIG 12 CHALLENGE(January 26, 2019) Alabama at Baylor Arkansas at Texas Tech Florida at TCU Texas at Georgia Kansas at Kentucky Iowa State at Ole Miss South Carolina at Oklahoma State West Virginia at Tennessee Kansas State at Texas A&M Vanderbilt at Oklahoma — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 24, 2018