BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference will match up for against the Big East Conference for 12 games over three days in late November and early December for the SEC/Big East Challenge.
As part of the event, the LSU Tigers will host a home game in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
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.
This is the sixth year that the SEC and Big East have played each other as a part of an in-season event. Previously known as the SEC/Big East Invitational, the first four years of the event (2007-2010) featured four matchups between the two conferences from two neutral sites. The 12-team event was titled the Big East/SEC Challenge in 2011.
LSU, which won last year in a Challenge game at Rutgers, will host Seton Hall on Thursday, Nov. 29. The Tigers won two games last year against the Big East including a home game later in the month of December in which LSU beat No. 10 Marquette.
Deposits for $12 season tickets for new ticket holders can be made at LSUtix.net.
2012 SEC/BIG EAST CHALLENGE (times and networks are to be determined)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 -- South Carolina at St. John's; Seton Hall at LSU; Kentucky at Notre Dame; Marquette at Florida.
Friday, November 30, 2012 -- Georgia at South Florida; DePaul at Auburn; Tennessee at Georgetown; Syracuse at Arkansas.
Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- Mississippi State at Providence; Rutgers at Ole Miss; Alabama at Cincinnati; Villanova at Vanderbilt.