UK Men's Basketball

Full Kentucky men’s basketball schedule released

Kentucky Coach John Calipari called his offense during a 97-71 win against Arkansas on Jan. 7, 2017.
Kentucky Coach John Calipari called his offense during a 97-71 win against Arkansas on Jan. 7, 2017. mcornelison@herald-leader.com

The Southeastern Conference portion of the 2017-18 schedule does no favors for a younger-than-ever Kentucky that might want to ease into league play.

This latest edition of freshman-dependent Cats play four of their first six SEC games on the road. Later in January, Kentucky will play at West Virginia in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

After beginning league play at home against Georgia, Kentucky will play at LSU, at Tennessee, at Vanderbilt and at South Carolina in the next two-plus weeks. In that time, the only home game will be against SEC contender Texas A&M.

The SEC released full schedules on Thursday. Game times and television arrangements will be announced later.

Besides the annual home-and-home games against Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, Kentucky will also play twice against up-and-coming Missouri and a veteran Texas A&M team with postseason ambitions.

Kentucky’s Senior Day game opponent will be Ole Miss.

The Cats conclude the regular season as the visiting team at Florida’s Senior Day.

Jerry Tipton: 859-231-3227, @JerryTipton

2017-18 UK basketball schedule

Date

Day

Opponent and TV

Time

OCT. 13

(Fri)

BIG BLUE MADNESS [TBA]

TBA

OCT. 20

(Fri)

BLUE-WHITE GAME [TBA]

TBA

OCT. 27

(Fri)

* THOMAS MORE COLLEGE [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 3

(Fri)

* CENTRE COLLEGE [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 10

(Fri)

UTAH VALLEY [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 12

(Sun)

VERMONT [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 14

(Tues)

1-vs. Kansas in Chicago [ESPN]

TBA

NOV. 17

(Fri)

2-ETSU [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 20

(Mon)

2-TROY [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 22

(Wed)

2-FORT WAYNE [TBA]

TBA

NOV. 26

(Sun)

2-UIC [TBA]

TBA

DEC. 2

(Sat)

HARVARD [TBA]

TBA

DEC. 9

(Sat)

3-vs. Monmouth in New York [TBA]

TBA

DEC. 16

(Sat)

VIRGINIA TECH [TBA]

TBA

DEC. 23

(Sat)

4-vs. UCLA in New Orleans [CBS]

TBA

DEC. 29

(Fri)

LOUISVILLE [CBS]

TBA

DEC. 31

(Sun)

GEORGIA [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 3

(Wed)

at LSU [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 6

(Sat)

at Tennessee [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 9

(Tues)

TEXAS A&M [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 13

(Sat)

at Vanderbilt [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 16

(Tues)

at South Carolina [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 20

(Sat)

FLORIDA [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 23

(Tues)

MISSISSIPPI STATE [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 27

(Sat)

5-at West Virginia [TBA]

TBA

JAN. 30

(Tues)

VANDERBILT [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 3

(Sat)

at Missouri [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 6

(Tues)

TENNESSEE [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 10

(Sat)

at Texas A&M [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 14

(Wed)

at Auburn [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 17

(Sat)

ALABAMA [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 20

(Tues)

at Arkansas [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 24

(Sat)

MISSOURI [TBA]

TBA

FEB. 28

(Wed)

OLE MISS [TBA]

TBA

MARCH 3

(Sat)

at Florida [TBA]

TBA

MARCH 7-11

(We-Su)

6-SEC Tournament [SEC NETWORK/ESPN]

TBA

All Times Eastern; HOME GAMES in BOLD CAPS.

All dates and times are subject to change.

*–Exhibition Games; 1–Champions Classic (United Center | Chicago); 2–Adolph Rupp Classic (Rupp Arena | Lexington, Ky.); 3–Citi Hoops Classic (Madison Square Garden | New York); 4–CBS Sports Classic (Smoothie King Arena | New Orleans); 5–SEC/Big 12 Challenge (WVU Coliseum | Morgantown, W.Va.); 6–SEC Tournament (Scottrade Center | St. Louis)

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