UK basketball to host Texas in December

Kentucky to Host Texas as Part of SEC/Big 12 Challenge

UK to play the Longhorns for just the second time in program history

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will host Texas on Dec. 5 in Rupp Arena as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge the league offices and ESPN announced Wednesday afternoon.

This marks the second season of the challenge between the two conferences. UK played Baylor at AT&T Stadium as a part of the event in 2013.

All 10 games of the event in 2014 will be played at home sites with each conference hosting five games. All 10 member institutions of the Big 12 conference will participate, while all but four (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M) from the SEC will participate in the event in 2014.

Every game will be televised on one of the ESPN platform (ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU).

This year's meeting between Kentucky and Texas will mark just the second meeting in program history. The two previously met during the Maui Invitational during the 1993-94 season. UK captured the win by an 86-61 score en route to the Invitational championship.

2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined):

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Auburn at Texas Tech

Thursday, Dec. 4

Arkansas at Iowa State
LSU at West Virginia

TCU at Ole Miss
Baylor at Vanderbilt

Friday, Dec. 5

Florida at Kansas

Texas at Kentucky

Missouri at Oklahoma

Saturday, Dec. 6

Oklahoma State at South Carolina
Kansas State at Tennessee

Official release from UK sports information