Skip to main content

Texas Men's Basketball paired with Tennessee in 2023 SEC/Big12 Challenge

The Longhorns travel to Knoxville on Saturday January 28th to face Rick Barnes
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Texas Men's Basketball paired with Tennessee in 2023 SEC/Big12 Challenge

The Longhorns travel to Knoxville on Saturday, January 28th to face Rick Barnes

Thursday morning, the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference announced the official matchups for this year's 2023 challenge. The Texas Longhorns make their way down to Thompson-Boling Arena to face the Tennessee Volunteers in back-to-back seasons.

The event features 10 games as every Big 12 school participates against 10 selected participants from the SEC. Each conference is also allotted 5 home games and 5 away games. All games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

Texas owns a 4-3 advantage over the Volunteers all time, most notably with last year's nail-biting 52-51 win at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns are 4-4 all-time in the challenge with wins over Vanderbilt (Twice), Georgia, and Tennessee.

The Big 12 leads the all-time series 48-41 in 10 seasons with 4 outright Big 12 wins. The challenge possesses a great opportunity for each team to enhance their tournament resume. It's also unique in the fact that the challenge is at the heart of conference play.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

baxter.0
Play

No. 1 SI99 RB Cedric Baxter Jr. Announces Commitment

Top Longhorns target and No. 1 running back Cedric Baxter has made his college decision

niblett
Play

Longhorns WR Commit Ryan Niblett's Spot Revealed on 2023 SI99 Recruiting Rankings

Niblett announced his pledge to Texas on April 23.

FWQ_ZK0XgAYf3ya.0
Play

Longhorns Commit Derek Williams Jr. Debuts As No. 2 Safety in 2023 SI99 Rankings

Derek Williams Jr. is among elite company in the preseason 2023 SI99 Prospect Rankings.

The Texas Longhorns' biggest resume blunder last season was their non-conference schedule. Coach Chris Beard has made sure to put those critics to rest this year. The Longhorns already have NCAA Tournament teams in Creighton, Tennessee, Gonzaga, and Illinois on their schedule.

The horns will be looking to build off their run to the round of 32 last year. With a loaded non-conference schedule, the Longhorns will be in a prime position to start the 2022-2023 campaign with a bang


You can follow Adam Glick on Twitter @adamglick39

Want the latest in breaking news and insider information on the Longhorns? Click Here

Want to join in on the discussion? Click here to become a member of the Longhorns Country message board community today!

Follow Longhorns Country on Twitter and Facebook.