The annual Big 12/SEC Basketball Challenge will take place on Saturday, January 27th, and feature a host of exciting matchups. Included in that is a much-anticipated game between Jamie Dixon’s TCU Horned Frogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores, set for a 3:00pm tilt on ESPN2.
The Frogs and Dores will be facing off for the sixth time in their shared history, and the first time since 2004, when TCU fell in Nashville by a score of 78-55. The Dores lead the all-time series 4-1. The game will be one 19 played by TCU across the ESPN platform, including 12 Big 12 Conference matchups.
Despite limited success against Vandy, the Frogs have been very good in the Challenge overall, beating Mississippi State in back to back years and Tennessee in 2016 before falling to Auburn this past January. They look to bounce back over a Vanderbilt team that has 14 NCAA Tournament appearances in their history, including last year’s first round exit under new coach Bryce Drew - brother of Baylor’s Scott.
In addition to TCU vs Vanderbilt, two other big time games are slated to take place, including matchups between A&M and Kansas as well as West Virginia and Kentucky. The Jayhawks have won pretty much every Big 12 title since the beginning of time, while the Aggies will certainly find a way to blow it in the second half. The Eers and Cats should be an epically fun game between two fast-paced offenses and attacking defenses.
The full slate of games is below, courtesy of Go Frogs:
Saturday, January 27 (all times Central)
Baylor at Florida (ESPN), 11 a.m.
Texas Tech at South Carolina (ESPN2), 11 a.m.
Mississippi 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.