cOLUMBIA, SC --- The USC men's basketball team will travel to St. John's in the 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge next season, it was announced on Friday.
The Gamecocks will travel to face the Red Storm on Nov. 29. Times and network designations will be released at a later date.
The Gamecocks have faced St. John's on three previous occasions with the Red Storm holding a 3-0 advantage in the series. The 2012 matchup will mark the first between the two schools since the 1975-76 campaign.
This is the sixth year that the SEC and Big East have played each other as a part of an in-season event. Previously known as the SEC/Big East Invitational, the first four years of the event (2007-2010) featured four matchups between the two conferences from two neutral sites. The 12-team event was titled the Big East/SEC Challenge in 2011.