Times announced for men’s basketball Big 12/SEC Challenge

Posted September 6th, 2017


The first meeting between Texas and Mississippi since 1976 now has a start time.

The Longhorns and Rebels will tip off at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 27, it was announced Wednesday. The game will air on ESPN2.

For the third consecutive year, all 10 games in the challenge will be played on the same day. Texas is 1-1 in the event under coach Shaka Smart, but lost last season at Georgia 59-57.

The Longhorns are 8-6 against Mississippi in the all-time series. The Rebels went 22-14 last season and 9-8 in SEC play, missing the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season.

The marquee games in the 2018 version of the Big 12/SEC Challenge feature Kentucky at West Virginia and Texas A&M at Kansas (both 3:30 or 6 p.m. on ESPN). Baylor plays at Florida (11 a.m. on ESPN) and Oklahoma travels to play Alabama (1:15 p.m. on ESPN).


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