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Houston Cougars basketball to face Xavier in Big 12-Big East challenge
The Houston Cougars basketball team is officially on to the Big 12 Conference; as such, UH will be a part of the fifth annual Big 12-Big East challenge, the leagues announced on Thursday.
Houston will take on Xavier on the road on Dec. 1, the Big 12 announced. Games for the 2023-24 season will be played from Nov. 30 through Dec. 5.
According to the release, the broadcast details for the game will be determined by the national television rights holder of the home team, which is ESPN for the Big 12 and Fox Sports for the Big East. The times of each game will also be revealed at a later date.
The Cougars are the only new school in the Big 12 that will participate in the challenge this season. Cincinnati, Central Florida, and BYU were not scheduled for a game against the Big East due to the Big 12 having 14 programs in 2023-24 compared to the Big East’s 11.
Other matchups include Texas Tech at Butler and Creighton at Oklahoma State on Nov. 30; Iowa State at DePaul, Connecticut at Kansas and St. John’s at West Virginia on Dec. 1; TCU at Georgetown on Dec. 2; and Texas at Marquette, Providence at Oklahoma, Villanova at Kansas State and Seton Hall at Baylor on Dec. 5.