It's official. Not only is the Big 12 rivaling the SEC in football...they are taking them on in basketball. Starting this year the Big 12 will face the SEC in a newly created Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kinda like the Big 10/ACC Challenge.

Texas Tech will open up the season traveling to Alabama on November 14th. ESPN will provide coverage of all 10 games on it's networks. 

The games include 5 ranked teams. Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Oklahoma State, and Baylor. 

Below is the schedule of events for this year.

2013 BIG 12 / SEC CHALLENGE

Thursday, November 14
Texas Tech at Alabama

Monday, December 2
Vanderbilt at Texas
Auburn at Iowa State

Thursday, December 5
Mississippi at Kansas State
West Virginia at Missouri
TCU at Mississippi State

Friday, December 6
Baylor vs. Kentucky [Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas]
South Carolina at Oklahoma State

Tuesday, December 10
Kansas at Florida

Saturday, December 21
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M [Toyota Center, Houston, Texas]