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Report: Big 12 & Big East to begin annual challenge series

This would be excellent!

NCAA Basketball: Final Four-Villanova vs Kansas Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Do you like the Gavitt Games, but wish that the Big East would face a better conference instead?

Well, you’re in luck! According to FanCred’s Jon Rothstein, the Big 12 and Big East are starting a challenge next year.

This is a pretty natural fit for a few reasons. Both leagues have ten teams, Most teams are a two or two and a half hour plane ride, at most. Both leagues are generally good and can boost the other’s RPI, and both leagues are generally balanced from 1-10 and have a lot of upperclassmen talent.

Additionally, Marquette already has a home-and-home with Kansas State, Creighton has one with Oklahoma, Providence has one with Texas, and Villanova has one with Kansas.

With all of that in mind, this is a potentially great annual event brewing between the two conference.