Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This Year's Big East/SEC Invitational

No UConn in this year's Big East/SEC Invitational, but here's how the event will unfold this year:

The fourth annual DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational will be held Dec. 8 and 11 in Louisville and Pittsburgh.

The two-night event begins with a doubleheader Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, featuring Arkansas vs. Seton Hall at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Kentucky vs. Notre Dame at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, at the brand new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Rutgers will take on Auburn on ESPN2, followed by Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee on ESPN. Game times for the Pittsburgh site will be announced at a later date.

The matchup of Kentucky and Notre Dame revisits a long tradition at Freedom Hall. The teams have met 32 times at the historic venue, the first game being played in January, 1937. In the overall series, Kentucky holds a 41-18 edge on Notre Dame.

Teams invited to participate in the DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational are chosen by ESPN in consultation with the conferences and are based on geographic and competitive criteria.

The BIG EAST holds a 7-5 record in the first three years of the Big East/SEC Invitational.


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