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LSU Will Play Kansas in 2018 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU will open the annual SEC/Big 12 Women’s Basketball Challenge in 2018 when Kansas comes to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Thursday, November 29. Games in the fifth-annual event will also be played on Sunday, December 2. Exact times and broadcast designations will be released when they become available.


Ten teams from the SEC will participate in the Challenge while every team from the Big 12 will take part. The format features five home games on campus sites for each conference per year. Teams will not face the same opponent twice.


The inaugural challenge in 2014 feature a four-team showdown in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the leagues splitting the two-game event. The 2015 version in Oklahoma City also saw each league claiming a win.


In 2016, the format moved to a 10-game, on-campus slate with the SEC edging the Big 12, 6-4. LSU defeated TCU, 67-61, in the Lady Tigers’ first appearance in the Challenge at the PMAC. The 2017 split was 5-5 with LSU beating Texas Tech, 48-40 in Lubbock.


2018 SEC/Big 12 Women’s Basketball Challenge Schedule

Thursday, November 29

Kansas at LSU

TCU at Ole Miss


Sunday, December 2

Baylor at South Carolina

Arkansas at Iowa State

Vanderbilt at Kansas State

Oklahoma at Auburn

Tennessee at Oklahoma State

Mississippi State at Texas

Texas Tech at Florida

Missouri at West Virginia




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