UK Men's Basketball

Two Kentucky men's basketball broadcasts available online only this season

UK head basketball coach John Calipari during a press conference at Calipari's Pro Camp at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins
UK head basketball coach John Calipari during a press conference at Calipari's Pro Camp at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky filled in most of the remaining blanks on its 2015-16 men's basketball schedule Friday when it announced start times and TV broadcasts for games not previously set.

The Wildcats ended up with a schedule that will include 32 national telecasts — 27 on ESPN's family of channels, including the SEC Network — and five on CBS.

Two of Kentucky's games will not be available on broacast television. The Wildcats' exhibition on Nov. 2 against Ottawa and its contest against NJIT on Nov. 14, will be shown on SEC Network Plus, which is available only on the Internet.

That marks the first time UK men's basketball games have been scheduled for the Plus channel in the network's two-year history.

After its Blue-White Game and two exhibitions, Kentucky opens the regular season on Nov. 13 against Albany in Rupp Arena, in a contest that will tip off at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

A few spots on the schedule are still in flux.

Kentucky and Kansas, the two winningest programs in college basketball, will meet in the Big 12-SEC Challenge on Jan. 30 in Lawrence, Kan.

The game is scheduled to start no earlier than 2 p.m. but no later than 7 p.m. The time will be announced the week of Jan. 4:

Tip-off times have also not yet been set for Kentucky's home game against Vanderbilt on Jan. 23 and its contest at Texas A&M on Feb. 20. UK's game in Rupp against Tennessee on Feb. 18 will begin at either 7 or 8 p.m.

The unofficial start to the 2015-16 season takes place at Big Blue Madness on Oct. 16 in Rupp Arena. The men's and women's practices will air on the SEC Network.

(Home games in capital letters. All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Time TV

Oct. 27 BLUE-WHITE GAME 7 p.m. SEC Network

Nov. 2 a-OTTAWA (Kan.) 7 p.m. SEC Network Plus

Nov. 6 a-KENTUCKY STATE 6 p.m. ESPNU

Nov. 13 b-ALBANY 7 p.m. SEC Network

Nov. 14 b-NJIT 7 p.m. SEC Network Plus

Nov. 17 c-Duke 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Nov. 20 WRIGHT STATE 8 p.m. SEC Network

Nov. 24 BOSTON 9 p.m. SEC Network

Nov. 27 d-South Florida 5 p.m. ESPN

Nov. 30 ILLINOIS STATE 7 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 3 At UCLA 9 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 9 EASTERN KENTUCKY 7 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 12 ARIZONA STATE 3:15 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 19 e-Ohio State 3:30 p.m. CBS

Dec. 26 LOUISVILLE Noon CBS

Jan. 2 MISSISSIPPI 7 p.m. SEC Network

Jan. 5 At LSU 9 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 At Alabama 6 p.m. SEC Network

Jan. 12Mississippi State7 p.m. ESPN/SEC Network

Jan. 16 At Auburn 4 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2

Jan. 21 At Arkansas 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2

Jan. 23 VANDERBILT TBA ESPN/ESPN2

Jan. 27 MISSOURI 9 p.m. SEC Network

Jan. 30 f-At Kansas TBA ESPN

Feb. 2 At Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPNU/SEC

Feb. 6 FLORIDA 4 p.m. CBS

Feb. 9 GEORGIA 9 p.m. ESPN/ESPNU

Feb. 13 At South Carolina Noon ESPN/ESPN2

Feb. 18 TENNESSEE 7/8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2

Feb. 20 At Texas A&M TBA ESPN/ESPN2

Feb. 23 ALABAMA 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPNU/SEC

Feb. 27 At Vanderbilt 4 p.m. CBS

Mar. 1 At Florida 7 p.m. ESPN

Mar. 5 LSU (Senior Day) 2 p.m. CBS

Mar. 9-13g-SEC Tournament TBA SEC/ESPN

a-exhibition; b-Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Rupp Arena); c-Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago); d-Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (American Airlines Arena, Miami); e-CBS Sports Classic (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.); f-Big 12/SEC Challenge (Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan.); g-at Nashville (Bridgestone Arena).

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