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      Missouri basketball will face West Virginia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge

      The Southeastern Conference announced matchups for the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge on Tuesday and Head Coach Frank Haith's Tigers will host West Virginia at Mizzou Arena on Dec. 5.

      The inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge (the event title will rotate to SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2014) is a combination of existing games already scheduled along with new matchups created for this event during November and December. The two conferences and ESPN will work to schedule matchups over consecutive days in future events.

      The Mizzou-WVU matchup is one of 10 games scheduled to be played between the two conferences.

      The series begins Nov. 14 when Alabama hosts Texas Tech in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

      Missouri and West Virginia have met twice on the hardwood, most recently on March 21, 2010, when the Tigers fell to the Final Four-bound Mountaineers in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y.

      The first meeting between the two programs also came in NCAA Tournament play with Mizzou earning an 89-78 win in Greensboro, N.C., in the first round.

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