Wildcats to Play Notre Dame in SEC/Big East Challenge

June 1, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The UK men’s basketball team will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Nov. 29 in the 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge, ESPN announced on Friday. The squads will meet in South Bend, Ind., at a time yet to be determined.

The SEC/Big East Challenge will feature 12 schools in the SEC competing against 12 schools from the Big East over a three day period beginning Nov. 29.

The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Irish, 42-18; however Notre Dame holds an 8-6 advantage over Kentucky in South Bend. UK defeated the Irish in the most recent meeting, 72-58 in Louisville during the 2011 season. The last time the two teams met in South Bend, the Irish bested the Cats, 77-67, in the 2009 NIT, ending UK’s season.

Only matchups and dates have been determined. Game times and networks will be announced at a later date.

2012 SEC/Big East Challenge

Thursday, November 29th 

  • Kentucky at Notre Dame
  • South Carolina at St. John’s
  • Seton Hall at LSU
  • Marquette at Florida

Friday, November 30th 

  • Georgia at South Florida
  • DePaul at Auburn
  • Tennessee at Georgetown
  • Syracuse at Arkansas

Saturday, December 1st 

  • Mississippi State at Providence
  • Rutgers at Ole Miss
  • Alabama at Cincinnati
  • Villanova at Vanderbilt