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Georgetown to Play Alabama In The 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge

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The Georgetown Hoyas will play the Alabama Crimson Tide on December 1st in the 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge. The game will take place at Alabama, and is a rematch of Georgetown's only appearance in the competition to date when the Hoyas defeated Alabama by a score of 70-60 in Birmingham in 2007.

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The new BIG EAST/SEC Challenge format features 12 games over three days beginning on the Thursday after Thanksgiving of each year. The 2011 schedule will include four games a day Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3. In an odd inferiority complex agreement between the conferences, the event title will alternate to the SEC/BIG EAST Challenge in 2012.

ESPN will provide coverage of all 12 games on ESPN, the Deuce, the U, and perhaps the Ocho. The new BIG EAST/SEC Challenge will mark an expansion of the SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, a four-year event from 2007 to 2010 that featured four matchups between the two conferences from two neutral sites.

Full results of past Challenges are here.

The full slate of 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge games is here.

Roll Tide.