On Thursday morning, the SEC and Big 12 announced the matchups for the 2023 SEC/Big 12 Challenge with West Virginia set to host Auburn in Morgantown on Jan. 28.
This marks the first time that Auburn will play inside the WVU Coliseum since 1984. The all-time series between the Tigers and Mountaineers is tied at 2-2.
2023 SEC/BIG 12 CHALLENGE MATCHUPS:
ARKANSAS @ BAYLOR
AUBURN @ WEST VIRGINIA
ALABAMA @ OKLAHOMA
OLE MISS @ OKLAHOMA STATE
FLORIDA @ KANSAS STATE
KANSAS @ KENTUCKY
TEXAS @ TENNESSEE
TCU @ MISSISSIPPI STATE
TEXAS TECH @ LSU
IOWA STATE @ MISSOURI
After self-banning themselves from the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl picked back right where he left off and coached the Tigers to 28 wins last season. The Tigers were led by top three NBA pick Jabari Smith. After losing Smith and Walker Kessler to the draft, Auburn picked up top transfer Johni Broome, who played WVU while he was at Morehead State. Broome will join a core of KD Johnson and Wendell Green to try to take the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament.
West Virginia is 2-7 all-time in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge since it’s start in 2014. The Mountaineers last hosted Florida in 2021 at the coliseum, losing 85-80. Last season, the Mountaineers traveled to play Arkansas, falling 77-68.
The SEC and Big 12 are all tied up at 3-3-2 in the all-time series history. West Virginia’s non-conference schedule for the 2022-23 season is now complete.