Razorbacks go on road to face Cowboys in SEC-Big 12 Challenge in January

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For the third time in seven seasons, Arkansas will face Oklahoma State in the annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

The contest is set for Saturday, Jan. 30, and will be played in Stillwater, Okla.

The Razorbacks and Cowboys met in back-to-back years of the Challenge in 2017 and 2018. Oklahoma State won the first meeting, 99-71, in Stillwater and Arkansas won, 66-65, the following year in Bud Walton Arena.

Overall, Arkansas is 3-3 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, posting an 0-3 record on the road and a 3-0 mark at home.

This will be the eighth year of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and it will feature 10 games between two premier college basketball conferences.

All 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14-member institutions will participate in this year’s event. Each of the 10 SEC teams that participated in the 2020 Challenge will be a part of the 2021 event.

In 2020, the two conferences shared the Challenge title with both leagues earning five wins, including Arkansas’ 78-67 victory over TCU. Over the last four years of the Challenge, both conferences have won 20 games.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise the contests. Start times and network designations will be announced at a later date.

Arkansas in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge

DateOpponentResultARKOPP
12/04/14at #20 Iowa StateL7795
01/30/16Texas TechW (OT)7568
01/28/17at Oklahoma StateL7199
01/27/18Oklahoma StateW6665
01/26/19at #13 Texas TechL6767
01/25/20TCUW7867

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.