Providence College to face South Carolina in Big East/SEC Challenge

      BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Each of the Southeastern Conference's 12
basketball teams will match up against Big East squads in December.
      The expanded Big East/SEC Challenge will be held Dec. 1-3, with
the venues split evenly between the leagues.
      ESPN networks will televise all 12 games.
      The matchups include St. John's at Kentucky, Georgetown at
Alabama, Mississippi at DePaul and Providence at South Carolina on
Dec. 1.
      On Dec. 2 Florida heads to Syracuse, Vanderbilt visits
Louisville, Cincinnati is at Georgia and Auburn plays at Seton
      The final day features Tennessee hosting Pittsburgh, Arkansas at
Connecticut, West Virginia.
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