UConn will not take part in 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge

UConn was not among the 12 schools selected to participate in next season’s Big East/SEC challenge, a tradition that began in 2007.

The event is on rotation, a University spokesperson said, and it wasn’t UConn’s year to be in. The spokesperson said UConn is hopeful it will land a road game with an SEC school next season. Along with the Huskies, Pitt, Syracuse and Louisville were left out.

In the event’s five-year history, the Big East holds a 16-12 advantage. UConn, a winner over Arkansas last season behind Ryan Boatright’s 23 points, is 1-1 all-time. In their only other appearance, the Huskies lost to John Wall and Kentucky, 64-61, at Madison Square Garden.

Here’s a look at this year’s games:

Nov. 29: Marquette at Florida; Seton Hall at LSU; Kentucky at Notre Dame; South Carolina at St. John’s

Nov. 30: Syracuse at Arkansas; DePaul at Auburn; Tennessee at Georgetown; Georgia at South Florida

Dec. 1: Alabama at Cincinnati; Rutgers at Mississippi; Mississippi State at Providence; Villanova at Vanderbilt