Kansas State women’s basketball has its next opponent for the fourth edition of the Big 12/SEC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The Wildcats will travel to play Arkansas on Dec. 7 this season.
“This is a great matchup for both programs,” Kansas State head coach Jeff Mittie said in a release. “The Big 12 and SEC are two of the best leagues in the country. This should be an outstanding game.” The 2019 Big 12/SEC Challenge that will include 10 teams from each conference will on the prior Wednesday, Dec. 4. The times and television are not available yet.
The first time the challenge was held between the two conferences was in 2014, and it expanded to its 10-team format a couple years later in 2016.
The conferences split the games 5-5 for both of the past couple seasons. Kansas State was victorious against Vanderbilt last season when they played in the challenge on Dec. 2, winning 72-61 in Bramlage Coliseum.
The Wildcats will be returning to Fayetteville for the first time since Dec. 2, 2009, when Arkansas won 60-58. The Wildcats lead the Razorbacks in the all-time series 3-2.
Arkansas went 22-15 in the 2018-19 season (6-10 SEC) and reached the round of 16 in the NIT.
Kansas State finished the same season going 21-12 and making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. For the fifth straight season under Mittie, the Wildcats had a postseason birth.
The Big 12/SEC challenge is an addition to an already scheduled trip to play Memphis on Nov. 29 in the Junkanoo Jam. After playing Memphis
The rest of the Wildcats’ non-conference and Big 12 schedule will be released later in the summer.