The Southeastern Conference announced its 18-game mens basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season Tuesday morning and the University of Kentuckys slate is highlighted by traditional rival home games with Tennessee and Florida.
Kentucky will play a league-leading 14 conference games on national television (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or CBS-27). In addition to the SEC schedule, updated time and television information for the Robert Morris, Boise State, North Carolina and Louisville games has been released as well. Television information and start times for the remainder of the schedule will be released at a later date. The Louisville game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 28 in Rupp Arena.
UKs conference schedule opens in Rupp Arena where UK is 67-2 and 32-1 in league play under fifth-year head coach John Calipari. The Wildcats kick off the conference home schedule against Mississippi State on Jan. 8. The game will tip at 8 p.m. ET and air on the SEC Network.
Kentucky then makes a two-game road swing to Vanderbilt and Arkansas. UK and the Commodores will tip at either 1 or 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS-27 on Jan. 11. The Arkansas game is slated for Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Kentucky will return home on Jan. 18 to start a three-game home stand. UK takes on Tennessee in the schools lone meeting of the season. Texas A&M makes a return trip to the Bluegrass on Jan. 21. The Wildcats wrap up the swing with Georgia on Jan. 25.
UK takes to the road for five of the next seven beginning at LSU on Jan. 28.
UKs first matchup against Florida is set for a national audience with ESPNs College GameDay slated to visit Rupp on Feb. 15. Tip between the Cats and Gators is set for 9 p.m.
The Wildcats wrap up the five-of-seven stretch on the road at Mississippi on Feb. 18. That game is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Kentucky then plays three of the final five games at home.
Senior Day festivities will see the Wildcats host Alabama in the home season finale on March 4.
Kentucky will conclude its 2013-14 conference slate at Florida on March 8.
The SEC Tournament will be held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with the semifinals and championship game being broadcast nationally on ABC. The SEC Network will televise the tournament games on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the Friday night games. ESPNU will televise the two afternoon games on Friday at the tournament which is set for March 12-16.
2013-14 UK men's basketball schedule
Date Opponent Live TV Time
Oct. 18 (Fri) BIG BLUE MADNESS TBA
Oct. 28 (Mon) BLUE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE TBA
Nov. 1 (Fri) TRANSYLVANIA (EXH.) TBA
Nov. 4 (Mon) MONTEVALLO (EXH.) TBA
Nov. 8 (Fri) UNC ASHEVILLE TBA
Nov. 10 (Sun) NORTHERN KENTUCKY TBA
Nov. 12 (Tues) a-vs. Michigan State 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 (Sun) b-ROBERT MORRIS 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 (Tues) b-TEXAS-ARLINGTON TBA
Nov. 25 (Mon) b-CLEVELAND STATE TBA
Nov. 27 (Wed) b-EASTERN MICHIGAN TBA
Dec. 1 (Sun) c-vs. Providence 8 p.m.
Dec. 6 (Fri) d-vs. Baylor 10 p.m.
Dec. 10 (Tues) BOISE STATE 9 p.m.
Dec. 14 (Sat) at North Carolina 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 21 (Sat) BELMONT TBA
Dec. 28 (Sat) LOUISVILLE 4 p.m.
Jan. 8 (Wed) MISSISSIPPI STATE 8 p.m.
Jan. 11 (Sat) at Vanderbilt 1 or 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 (Tues) at Arkansas 9 p.m.
Jan. 18 (Sat) TENNESSEE Noon
Jan. 21 (Tues) TEXAS A&M 9 p.m.
Jan. 25 (Sat) GEORGIA 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 (Tues) at LSU 9 p.m.
Feb. 1 (Sat) at Missouri 1 p.m.
Feb. 4 (Tues) MISSISSIPPI 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 (Sat) at Mississippi State 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 (Wed) at Auburn 8 p.m.
Feb. 15 (Sat) FLORIDA (ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY) 9 p.m.
Feb. 18 (Tues) at Mississippi 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 (Sat) LSU 4 p.m.
Feb. 27 (Thurs) ARKANSAS 7 p.m.
Mar. 1 (Sat) at South Carolina 6 p.m.
Mar. 4 (Tues) ALABAMA 90 p.m.
Mar. 8 (Sat) at Florida Noon
Mar. 12-16 (Wed-Sun) e-SEC Tournament TBA
a-State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago, Ill.)
b-Keightley Classic (Rupp Arena)
c- Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
d-Big 12/SEC Challenge (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
e-SEC Tournament (Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.)