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Auburn Basketball to Play at TCU in 2016/17 Big12/SEC Challenge

The Tigers have another non-conference opponent lined up for the 2016/17 schedule.

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It sounds like Auburn Basketball will be spending a fair bit of the non-conference season on the road, again, this year. The Tigers have previously announced that they'll be taking part in the Cancun Challenge, will play Boston College at Madison Square Garden, and they have to travel to UAB, as well.

This afternoon work came out via CBSSports' Jon Rothstein that Auburn would play at TCU in the 2016/17 Big12/SEC Challenge. This marks the 3rd time in the 4 years of the event that the Tigers have played on the road. The only home game the Tigers have played in the series was last season in a loss to Oklahoma State. Auburn has also yet to win a game in this particular conference "challenge" series.

The Horned Frogs will be under first-year coach Jamie Dixon, who took over at his alma mater from Pittsburgh this offseason. TCU has had a rough go of things lately since the move to the Big12, finishing last season 12-21 overall, 2-16 in conference. Of course, Auburn hasn't exactly had a stellar last few seasons, either.

There has been no official word on just when this game will be played. Last season the games were played in the middle of what would normally be the conference schedule. The official announcement should come soon according to a report by James Crepea, who confirmed through sources that the information on the game happening is correct.

Update! Now there IS official word, along with the rest of the matchups. The games will be played, again, in the middle of the conference schedule, on 28 January. The full list of teams participating are:

Texas at Georgia
Baylor at Ole Miss
Kansas at Kentucky
Texas A&M at West Virginia
Florida at Oklahoma
Iowa State at Vanderbilt
Kansas State at Tennessee
Arkansas at Oklahoma State
Auburn at TCU
LSU at Texas Tech