Jamie Dixon will have a chance to lead TCU Basketball to a 4-0 record all-time in the SEC/Big 12 challenge this winter, as the Frogs face off against Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers January 28th in Fort Worth. Having defeated Tennessee a season ago in a stirring comeback, the new-look Frogs have a chance to take down another solid SEC hoops team this winter.
Dixon, who is of course a TCU Basketball alum, will look to make his mark in his first season in the Big 12 and at the helm of TCU Hoops, and a win against a non-conference opponent on a national stage would certainly do just that.
The Big 12 has historically dominated this series, retaining conference-wide bragging rights on the hardwood through the first three season of the matchups. 2017 should be no different, with Kansas, Texas, Iowa State, and Oklahoma all returning difference making players, and Texas Tech and TCU injecting fresh life into programs on the rise with new head coaches.
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TCU will face the Tigers at home on Jan. 28.
IRVING, Texas - The Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday that TCU will take on Auburn in the 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented By Sonic.
The Horned Frogs will battle the Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 28 inside Schollmaier Arena. TCU is 3-0 all-time in the Challenge, having defeated Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee the last three years. The Purple and White are 1-2 all-time versus Auburn, upending the Tigers in their last outing in 1996, 86-66.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every game of the fourth annual event matching every Big 12 squad with 10 members from the Southeastern Conference. In addition, ESPN's College GameDay Covered by State Farm will originate from a to be determined site of one of the day's games. Additional components of the event, including start times and exact network information, will be announced at a later date.
The Big 12 is 20-10 (.667) in the Challenge, having won the series in each of its first three seasons.