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Oklahoma State Will Face Former Conference Foe in Big 12/SEC Challenge

OSU is expected to face a familiar former foe in 2020.

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The 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge brought plenty of intrigue as Mike Boynton faced off — and won! — against his alma mater, South Carolina, in Stillwater. By the looks of it, 2020 could be even more juicy.

The matchups leaked out this week, with Jon Rothstein reporting that OSU will face former conference foe Texas A&M in the 2020 iteration of the event. A&M was last in the Big 12 in 2011-2012 before jumping ship for the SEC in all sports.

While A&M has been in another conference for nearly a decade (which is insane to think about), OSU last played the Aggies in 2017 when A&M won 72-55 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

OSU has had A&M’s number over the years, particularly in hoops. During the 2011 season, OSU split the regular season series, with the home team winning one each. They also split during the 2005, 2008 and 2009 seasons, and OSU swept in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. During that stint, Texas A&M swept the series in 2006 (Sean Sutton’s first season) and 2010.

A&M will be under new representation in 2019. The program hired away Buzz Williams from Virginia Tech this offseason to replace Billy Kennedy, who was the Aggies’ coach since 2011. The Aggies went just 14-18 last season and finished 6-12 in conference play.

The SEC/Big 12 challenge will take place likely in the early portion of 2020, and will likely be carried by ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN+. Tip times and television information will be released at a later date.

Here is what we know of OSU’s 2019-20 schedule thus far:

Opponent Date
vs. ORU Nov. 6
vs. UMKC Nov. 9
at Charleston Nov. 13
vs. Yale Nov. 17
vs. Western Michigan Nov. 22
vs. Syracuse (Brooklyn) Nov. 27
vs. Ole Miss or Penn State (Brooklyn) Nov. 29
vs. Georgetown Dec. 4
vs. Wichita State Dec. 8
at Houston Dec. 14
vs. Minnestoa (Tulsa) Dec. 21
vs. Southeastern Louisiana Dec. 29
at Texas A&M TBD

 

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