Texas, UCLA To Clash In Big 12-Pac 10 Hoops Challenge

Some very interesting news via Bruins Nation: Texas and UCLA will highlight a Pac 10-Big 12 hoops challenge that begins in 2007.

According to the official release from the Big 12:

The Big 12 and Pacific-10 Conferences have announced an agreement to play a four-year men's basketball series of 12 annual games between the two leagues, starting with the 2007-08 season.

"This series of games with the Pac-10 will showcase some of the best college basketball in the country," Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said. "Our two conferences annually produce highly rated teams and multiple NCAA Tournament teams. This series will provide quality match-ups that will help to build the strength of our teams' non-conference schedules. We are excited to have the opportunity to do this with the Pac-10 in a way that allows all of our teams to participate."

The series will continue in 2008, with games slated for December 4-7. The contests scheduled will be return games of the matchups from 2007, but may not be scheduled for the same day of the week. The games in the series in 2009 will be played December 3-6, 2009, while matchups in 2010 will be played December 2-5, 2010.

Texas and UCLA will square off on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 in Los Angeles. Very exciting matchup for Rick Barnes and the Horns.

--PB--

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