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Game times, TV set for Big 12/SEC Challenge

Coach John Calipari’s Wildcats open the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10. The Big 12/SEC Challenge is scheduled for Jan. 27.
Coach John Calipari’s Wildcats open the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10. The Big 12/SEC Challenge is scheduled for Jan. 27. cbertram@herald-leader.com

ESPN announced tip-off times and network designations for this season’s Big 12/SEC Challenge on Wednesday.

The 10-game basketball showcase on Jan. 27 includes Kentucky’s first trip to West Virginia since 1970.

The Cats-Mountaineers game is one of two Big 12/SEC Challenge games for which times are not yet locked.

The Kentucky at West Virginia and Texas A&M at Kansas games are both listed as starting at either 4:30 or 7 p.m. on ESPN.

ESPN’s “College GameDay” — the Saturday roadshow that discusses the top story lines of the college basketball season — will originate from one of the Challenge games.

All 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14 schools will participate in this year’s event. Each of the 10 SEC teams that participate in the 2018 Challenge will be a part of the 2019 event.

Here is the complete schedule (All times Eastern):

Baylor at Florida, Noon (ESPN)

Texas Tech at South Carolina, Noon (ESPN2)

Ole Miss at Texas, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

Georgia at Kansas State, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

Oklahoma at Alabama, 2:15 p.m. (ESPN)

TCU at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tennessee at Iowa State, 4 p.m. (ESPNU)

Texas A&M at Kansas, 4:30 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Kentucky at West Virginia, 4:30 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Oklahoma State at Arkansas, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

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