SEC Announces 2017-2018 Television Basketball Schedule

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - by special to The

The Southeastern Conference unveiled the television networks and start times for its 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday.


Each of the games can be seen from anywhere in the nation. SEC Network will televise 69 games, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise 40 contests, ESPNU 11 and CBS Sports six. The SEC’s games on ESPN platforms are exclusively branded as the “SEC on ESPN.”


All of the games included in the ESPN package (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network) will also be available through the ESPN app, which is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Each of the CBS Sports games will be available to stream live in markets across the U.S. via the CBS All Access subscription service, with additional coverage on and the CBS Sports app.


Conference play tips off the weekend of December 30-31 and runs through Saturday, March 3. Each SEC team plays the other 13 teams at least one time during league play. They will then play their three permanent opponents a second time and the remaining two games will be scheduled on a rotating basis. The fifth annual Big 12/SEC Challenge will take place on Saturday, January 27.


Kentucky (2), Missouri (4), Alabama (8), Florida (11), LSU (14), Arkansas (20), Texas A&M (27), Auburn (28) and Georgia (31) each have recruiting classes that rank among the top 31 of ESPN’s RecruitingNation Class Rankings for 2017. Twenty-six of ESPN’s 2017 Top 100 recruits signed with SEC schools, including 21 of the top 66 players.


The SEC Network will televise the first three days of the SEC Basketball Tournament (March 7-11) from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The semifinals and championship game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.


2017-18 SEC Men's Basketball Conference Schedule


Date              Game                                                       Television            Time (ET)

Dec. 30         Texas A&M at Alabama                           ESPN2                   TBD

Dec. 30         Vanderbilt at Florida                                 ESPN2                   TBD

Dec. 30         Tennessee at Arkansas                            SEC Network          TBD

Dec. 31         Georgia at Kentucky                                ESPN                     6:00 p.m.

Dec. 31         South Carolina at Ole Miss                     ESPN2                   6:00 p.m.

Jan. 2             Auburn at Tennessee                             ESPNU                  7:00 p.m.

Jan. 2             Alabama at Vanderbilt                           SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 2             Florida at Texas A&M                             ESPN                     9:00 p.m.

Jan. 2             Arkansas at Mississippi State                SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 3             Ole Miss at Georgia                                SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Jan. 3             Kentucky at LSU                                      SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 3             Missouri at South Carolina                   ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Jan. 6             Florida at Missouri                                 CBS                        1:00 p.m.

Jan. 6             Alabama at Georgia                               SEC Network      12:00 p.m.

Jan. 6             LSU at Texas A&M                                  SEC Network      2:15 p.m.

Jan. 6             Mississippi State at Ole Miss                SEC Network      4:30 p.m.

Jan. 6             Arkansas at Auburn                                ESPNU                  6:00 p.m.

Jan. 6             Vanderbilt at South Carolina                SEC Network      6:45 p.m.

Jan. 6             Kentucky at Tennessee                         SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 9             Texas A&M at Kentucky                        ESPN                     7:00 p.m.

Jan. 9             South Carolina at Alabama                   SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 9             Tennessee at Vanderbilt                       SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 9             Ole Miss at Auburn                                ESPNU                  9:00 p.m.

Jan. 10          Mississippi State at Florida                   SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 10          Georgia at Missouri                                ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Jan. 10          LSU at Arkansas                                       SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          Florida at Ole Miss                                  CBS                        1:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          South Carolina at Georgia                     SEC Network      1:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          Auburn at Mississippi State                  SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Jan. 13          Kentucky at Vanderbilt                          ESPN                     4:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          Missouri at Arkansas                              ESPN2                   6:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          Texas A&M at Tennessee                      SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Jan. 13          Alabama at LSU                                       SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 16          Georgia at LSU                                        ESPNU                  7:00 p.m.

Jan. 16          Vanderbilt at Mississippi State            SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 16          Kentucky at South Carolina                  ESPN                     9:00 p.m.

Jan. 16          Ole Miss at Texas A&M                         SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 17          Arkansas at Florida                                 ESPN2                   7:00 p.m.

Jan. 17          Auburn at Alabama                                SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 17          Tennessee at Missouri                          SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 20          LSU at Vanderbilt                                    SEC Network      1:00 p.m.

Jan. 20          Ole Miss at Arkansas                              SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Jan. 20          Missouri at Texas A&M                         ESPN/2                 4:00 p.m.

Jan. 20          Florida at Kentucky                                ESPN                     8:15 p.m.

Jan. 20          Georgia at Auburn                                 SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Jan. 20          Tennessee at South Carolina               ESPN2                   6:00 p.m.

Jan. 20          Mississippi State at Alabama               SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 23          Arkansas at Georgia                               SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Jan. 23          Vanderbilt at Tennessee                       ESPNU                  7:00 p.m.

Jan. 23          Alabama at Ole Miss                              SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 23          Texas A&M at LSU                                  ESPNU                  9:00 p.m.

Jan. 23          Mississippi State at Kentucky               ESPN                     9:00 p.m.

Jan. 24          South Carolina at Florida                      SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 24          Auburn at Missouri                                SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Baylor at Florida                                   ESPN                     12:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Texas Tech at South Carolina             ESPN2                   12:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Ole Miss at Texas                                 ESPN2                   2:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Oklahoma at Alabama                         ESPN                     2:15 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Georgia at Kansas State                      ESPNU                  2:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Tennessee at Iowa State                    ESPNU                  4:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^TCU at Vanderbilt                                ESPN2                   4:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Kentucky at West Virginia                  ESPN                     4:30/7 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Texas A&M at Kansas                          ESPN                     4:30/7 p.m.

Jan. 27          LSU at Auburn                                         SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          ^Oklahoma State at Arkansas              ESPN2                   6:00 p.m.

Jan. 27          Missouri at Mississippi State                SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 30          Florida at Georgia                                    SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Jan. 30          Auburn at Ole Miss                                 SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Jan. 30          Vanderbilt at Kentucky                          ESPN                     9:00 p.m.

Jan. 30          Arkansas at Texas A&M                        ESPNU                  9:00 p.m.

Jan. 31          LSU at Tennessee                                    SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Jan. 31          Mississippi State at South Carolina   SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Jan. 31          Missouri at Alabama                               ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            Kentucky at Missouri                              CBS                        2:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            South Carolina at Texas A&M             ESPN/2                 2:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            Arkansas at LSU                                        SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Feb. 3            Alabama at Florida                                   ESPN/2                 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            Georgia at Mississippi State                 ESPNU                  6:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            Ole Miss at Tennessee                          SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Feb. 3            Vanderbilt at Auburn                             SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 6            Tennessee at Kentucky                         ESPN                     7:00 p.m.

Feb. 6            South Carolina at Arkansas                  ESPN2                   7:00 p.m.

Feb. 6            Alabama at Mississippi State               SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Feb. 6            Missouri at Ole Miss                               SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Feb. 7            LSU at Florida                                        SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Feb. 7            Georgia at Vanderbilt                             SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 7            Texas A&M at Auburn                           ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Feb. 10         Florida at South Carolina                       CBS                        12:00 p.m.

Feb. 10         Mississippi State at Missouri               ESPN/2                 2:00 p.m.

Feb. 10         Auburn at Georgia                                   SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Feb. 10         Kentucky at Texas A&M                        ESPN/2                 4/6/8 p.m.

Feb. 10         Ole Miss at LSU                                         ESPNU                  4:00 p.m.

Feb. 10         Tennessee at Alabama                          SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Feb. 10         Vanderbilt at Arkansas                          SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 13         Texas A&M at Missouri                         ESPN                     7:00 p.m.

Feb. 13         Arkansas at Ole Miss                              SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Feb. 13         LSU at Alabama                                         SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Feb. 13         South Carolina at Tennessee              ESPNU                  9:00 p.m.

Feb. 14         Mississippi State at Vanderbilt           SEC Network          7:00 p.m.

Feb. 14         Georgia at Florida                                    SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Feb. 14         Kentucky at Auburn                                ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Alabama at Kentucky                             CBS                        2:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Missouri at LSU                                         ESPN/2                 2:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Auburn at South Carolina                     SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Feb. 17         Texas A&M at Arkansas                        ESPN/2                 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Florida at Vanderbilt                               ESPN/2                 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Tennessee at Georgia                            SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Feb. 17         Ole Miss at Mississippi State               SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 20         Mississippi State at Texas A&M         SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Feb. 20         Vanderbilt at LSU                                     SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Feb. 20         Kentucky at Arkansas                             ESPN                     9:00 p.m.

Feb. 20         Ole Miss at Missouri                               ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Feb. 21         Georgia at South Carolina                     SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Feb. 21         Alabama at Auburn                                 SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 21         Florida at Tennessee                              ESPN2                   9:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         Tennessee at Ole Miss                          SEC Network      1:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         LSU at Georgia                                          ESPNU                  2:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         South Carolina at Mississippi State   SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

Feb. 24         Texas A&M at Vanderbilt                     ESPN/2                 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         Missouri at Kentucky                              ESPN/2                 6/8:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         Arkansas at Alabama                              SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

Feb. 24         Auburn at Florida                                     SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

Feb. 27         Florida at Alabama                                   ESPN/2                 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 27         Missouri at Vanderbilt                           ESPN/2                 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 27         Tennessee at Mississippi State          SEC Network      7:00 p.m.

Feb. 27         Auburn at Arkansas                                SEC Network      9:00 p.m.

Feb. 28         LSU at South Carolina                             SEC Network      6:30 p.m.

Feb. 28         Ole Miss at Kentucky                              ESPN2                   7:00 p.m.

Feb. 28         Texas A&M at Georgia                           SEC Network      8:30 p.m.

March 3        Mississippi State at LSU                         SEC Network      1:00 p.m.

March 3        Kentucky at Florida                                 CBS                        12:00 p.m.

March 3        Alabama at Texas A&M                         ESPN/2                 2:00 p.m.

March 3        South Carolina at Auburn                     SEC Network      3:30 p.m.

March 3        Arkansas at Missouri                              ESPN/2                 6:00 p.m.

March 3        Georgia at Tennessee                            SEC Network      6:00 p.m.

March 3        Vanderbilt at Ole Miss                           SEC Network      8:30 p.m.


March 7-11 SEC Tournament (Scottrade Center Arena, St. Louis, MO)


^ Big 12/SEC Challenge


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