The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will battle the Texas Longhorns at 1 p.m. CT, Jan. 27, 2018, on ESPN2 as part of the Big12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic. ESPN announced the television network designations and start times for all 10 games of the fifth annual competition Wednesday afternoon.
The non-conference matchup became the second Ole Miss game announced with a television designation for the 2017-18 season. Wrapping up the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas (Nov. 22), the Rebels will play on either ESPNU or ESPN2.
Four of the Big12/SEC Challenge’s 10 games will be televised on ESPN, four on ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU. All 10 games will also be available on the ESPN app.
ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the Saturday roadshow that discusses the top storylines 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 member institutions 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.
This will be the third year that a bye in the league schedule for participating teams was created to accommodate the single-day format. The four SEC teams not participating will play each other in conference games the same day. The first two years of the challenge were played over several days in November and December but the 2018 event will be consolidated to one single day in January.
Tip-off times and television designations for the remainder of the Rebels’ schedule will be released at a later date.
Season tickets for Ole Miss Hoops can be purchased today by going to OleMissTix.com or calling the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587). For the latest news and updates regarding Ole Miss Men’s Basketball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMBB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Men’s Basketball and on Instagram at olemissmbb.
2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic – January 27, 2018 (All Times Central)
Baylor at Florida, ESPN, 11 a.m.
Texas Tech at South Carolina, ESPN2, 11 a.m.
Ole Miss at Texas, ESPN2, 1 p.m.
Georgia at Kansas State, ESPNU, 1 p.m.
Oklahoma at Alabama, ESPN, 1:15 p.m.
TCU at Vanderbilt, ESPN2, 3 p.m.
Tennessee at Iowa State, ESPNU, 3 p.m.
Texas A&M at Kansas, ESPN, 3:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Kentucky at West Virginia, ESPN, 3:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Arkansas, ESPN2, 5 p.m.
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