SEC announces 2018 Men's Basketball schedule

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Birmingham, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 126-game men's basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season on Thursday.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 2015 Top 100 recruits signed with SEC schools, including 21 of the top 66 players.

Three SEC teams (Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina) advanced to the Elite Eight in 2017. South Carolina's appearance in the Final Four marked the fifth time in the last seven years that the SEC has had a team playing on the final weekend.

The SEC Tournament will be played west of the Mississippi River for the first time when the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., hosts the event from March 7-11, 2018.

Television information and start times will be announced at a later date.

2017-18 SEC Men's Basketball Schedule
DATE GAME
Sat., Dec. 30 Texas A&M at Alabama
Sat., Dec. 30 Vanderbilt at Florida
Sat., Dec. 30 Tennessee at Arkansas
Sun., Dec. 31 Georgia at Kentucky
Sun., Dec. 31 South Carolina at Ole Miss
Tues., Jan. 2 Auburn at Tennessee
Tues., Jan. 2 Florida at Texas A&M
Tues., Jan. 2 Alabama at Vanderbilt
Tues., Jan. 2 Arkansas at Mississippi State
Wed., Jan. 3 Missouri at South Carolina
Wed., Jan. 3 Kentucky at LSU
Wed., Jan. 3 Ole Miss at Georgia
Sat., Jan. 6 Florida at Missouri
Sat., Jan. 6 Kentucky at Tennessee
Sat., Jan. 6 Arkansas at Auburn
Sat., Jan. 6 Alabama at Georgia
Sat., Jan. 6 LSU at Texas A&M
Sat., Jan. 6 Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Sat., Jan. 6 Vanderbilt at South Carolina
Tues., Jan. 9 Texas A&M at Kentucky
Tues., Jan. 9 Ole Miss at Auburn
Tues., Jan. 9 South Carolina at Alabama
Tues., Jan. 9 Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Wed., Jan. 10 Georgia at Missouri
Wed., Jan. 10 LSU at Arkansas
Wed., Jan. 10 Mississippi State at Florida
Sat., Jan. 13 Florida at Ole Miss
Sat., Jan. 13 Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Sat., Jan. 13 Missouri at Arkansas
Sat., Jan. 13 Alabama at LSU
Sat., Jan. 13 Auburn at Mississippi State
Sat., Jan. 13 South Carolina at Georgia
Sat., Jan. 13 Texas A&M at Tennessee
Tues., Jan. 16 Georgia at LSU
Tues., Jan. 16 Kentucky at South Carolina
Tues., Jan. 16 Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Tues., Jan. 16 Vanderbilt at Mississippi State
Wed., Jan. 17 Arkansas at Florida
Wed., Jan. 17 Auburn at Alabama
Wed., Jan. 17 Tennessee at Missouri
Sat., Jan. 20 Florida at Kentucky
Sat., Jan. 20 Missouri at Texas A&M
Sat., Jan. 20 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sat., Jan. 20 Mississippi State at Alabama
Sat., Jan. 20 Ole Miss at Arkansas
Sat., Jan. 20 Georgia at Auburn
Sat., Jan. 20 LSU at Vanderbilt
Tues., Jan. 23 Vanderbilt at Tennessee
Tues., Jan. 23 Mississippi State at Kentucky
Tues., Jan. 23 Alabama at Ole Miss
Tues., Jan. 23 Arkansas at Georgia
Tues., Jan. 23 Texas A&M at LSU
Wed., Jan. 24 South Carolina at Florida
Wed., Jan. 24 Auburn at Missouri
Sat., Jan. 27 LSU at Auburn
Sat., Jan. 27 Missouri at Mississippi State
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Oklahoma at Alabama
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Oklahoma State at Arkansas
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Baylor at Florida
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Georgia at Kansas State
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Kentucky at West Virginia
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Ole Miss at Texas
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Texas Tech at South Carolina
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Tennessee at Iowa State
Sat., Jan. 27 ^Texas A&M at Kansas
Sat., Jan. 27 ^TCU at Vanderbilt
Tues., Jan. 30 Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Tues., Jan. 30 Arkansas at Texas A&M
Tues., Jan. 30 Auburn at Ole Miss
Tues., Jan. 30 Florida at Georgia
Wed., Jan. 31 Missouri at Alabama
Wed., Jan. 31 LSU at Tennessee
Wed., Jan. 31 Mississippi State at South Carolina
Sat., Feb. 3 Kentucky at Missouri
Sat., Feb. 3 Alabama at Florida
Sat., Feb. 3 South Carolina at Texas A&M
Sat., Feb. 3 Georgia at Mississippi State
Sat., Feb. 3 Arkansas at LSU
Sat., Feb. 3 Vanderbilt at Auburn
Sat., Feb. 3 Ole Miss at Tennessee
Tues., Feb. 6 Tennessee at Kentucky
Tues., Feb. 6 South Carolina at Arkansas
Tues., Feb. 6 Alabama at Mississippi State
Tues., Feb. 6 Missouri at Ole Miss
Wed., Feb. 7 Texas A&M at Auburn
Wed., Feb. 7 LSU at Florida
Wed., Feb. 7 Georgia at Vanderbilt
Sat., Feb. 10 Florida at South Carolina
Sat., Feb. 10 Kentucky at Texas A&M
Sat., Feb. 10 Mississippi State at Missouri
Sat., Feb. 10 Ole Miss at LSU
Sat., Feb. 10 Tennessee at Alabama
Sat., Feb. 10 Vanderbilt at Arkansas
Sat., Feb. 10 Auburn at Georgia
Tues., Feb. 13 Texas A&M at Missouri
Tues., Feb. 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Tues., Feb. 13 LSU at Alabama
Tues., Feb. 13 Arkansas at Ole Miss
Wed., Feb. 14 Kentucky at Auburn
Wed., Feb. 14 Georgia at Florida
Wed., Feb. 14 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
Sat., Feb. 17 Alabama at Kentucky
Sat., Feb. 17 Texas A&M at Arkansas
Sat., Feb. 17 Florida at Vanderbilt
Sat., Feb. 17 Missouri at LSU
Sat., Feb. 17 Auburn at South Carolina
Sat., Feb. 17 Tennessee at Georgia
Sat., Feb. 17 Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Tues., Feb. 20 Kentucky at Arkansas
Tues., Feb. 20 Ole Miss at Missouri
Tues., Feb. 20 Vanderbilt at LSU
Tues., Feb. 20 Mississippi State at Texas A&M
Wed., Feb. 21 Florida at Tennessee
Wed., Feb. 21 Alabama at Auburn
Wed., Feb. 21 Georgia at South Carolina
Sat., Feb. 24 Missouri at Kentucky
Sat., Feb. 24 Texas A&M at Vanderbilt
Sat., Feb. 24 LSU at Georgia
Sat., Feb. 24 Arkansas at Alabama
Sat., Feb. 24 Auburn at Florida
Sat., Feb. 24 Tennessee at Ole Miss
Sat., Feb. 24 South Carolina at Mississippi State
Tues., Feb. 27 Florida at Alabama
Tues., Feb. 27 Missouri at Vanderbilt
Tues., Feb. 27 Auburn at Arkansas
Tues., Feb. 27 Tennessee at Mississippi State
Wed., Feb. 28 Ole Miss at Kentucky
Wed., Feb. 28 Texas A&M at Georgia
Wed., Feb. 28 LSU at South Carolina
Sat., March 3 Kentucky at Florida
Sat., March 3 Alabama at Texas A&M
Sat., March 3 Arkansas at Missouri
Sat., March 3 South Carolina at Auburn
Sat., March 3 Georgia at Tennessee
Sat., March 3 Mississippi State at LSU
Sat., March 3 Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
March 7-11 SEC Tournament (Scottrade Center Arena, St. Louis, MO)