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LANE | UK Finalizes 2016-2017 Basketball Schedule

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Southeastern Conference released its full basketball schedule for the 2016-2017 season Tuesday.  Kentucky will begin its bid for a third consecutive regular season league title on December 29th at Ole Miss.  The Wildcats play all 13 SEC opponents at least once.  Georgia and Texas A&M will join permanent opponents Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Florida in home and home games against the Wildcats.

Kentucky will break up the conference schedule by hosting Kansas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge January 28th at Rupp Arena.  That follows several other top non-conference match-ups in November and December:  

• Nov. 15 vs. Michigan State (Madison Square Garden, New York) – ESPN at 7 p.m.

• Nov. 28 vs. Arizona State (Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Bahamas) – ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

• Dec. 3 vs. UCLA (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.) – CBS at 12:30 p.m.

• Dec. 11 vs. Hofstra (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.) – ESPN at 3 p.m.

• Dec. 17 vs. North Carolina (MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas) – CBS at 5:45 p.m.

• Dec. 21 at Louisville (KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, Ky.) – ESPN at 7 p.m.

The season tips off in Rupp Arena October 14th with the annual Big Blue Madness beginning at 7 p.m. The Blue-White game is a week later on Oct. 21st  at 7 p.m. in Rupp.  

Here's the entire schedule: 

Oct. 14 (Fri.) BIG BLUE MADNESS 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 (Fri.) BLUE-WHITE GAME 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 (Sun.) *CLARION 7 p.m.

Nov. 6 (Sun.) *ASBURY 7 p.m.

Nov. 11 (Fri.) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN TBA  

Nov. 13 (Sun.) 1 CANISIUS TBA

Nov. 15 (Tues.) 2 vs. Michigan State 7 p.m.

Nov. 20 (Sun.) 1DUQUESNE TBA

Nov. 23 (Wed.) 1CLEVELAND STATE TBA

Nov. 25 (Fri.) 1UT MARTIN TBA

Nov. 28 (Mon.) 3Arizona State 7 p.m.

Dec. 3 (Sat.) UCLA 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 (Wed.) VALPARAISO TBA

Dec. 11 (Sun.) 4 vs. Hofstra 3 p.m.

Dec. 17 (Sat.) 5 vs. North Carolina 5:45 p.m.

Dec. 21 (Wed.) at Louisville 7 p.m.

Dec. 29 (Thur.) • at Ole Miss 7 p.m.

Jan. 3 (Tues.) • TEXAS A&M 9 p.m.

Jan. 7 (Sat.) •ARKANSAS 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 (Tues.) • at Vanderbilt 7 p.m.

Jan. 14 (Sat.) •AUBURN / 4 p.m.

Jan. 17 (Tues.) • at Mississippi State 7 p.m.

Jan. 21 (Sat.) • SOUTH CAROLINA / 4-8 p.m.

Jan. 24 (Tues.) • at Tennessee 9 p.m.

Jan. 28 (Sat.) 6 KANSAS 6 p.m.

Jan. 31 (Tues.) • GEORGIA 9 p.m.

Feb. 4 (Sat.) • at Florida / 2-8 p.m.

Feb. 7 (Tues.) • LSU 7 p.m.

Feb. 11 (Sat.) • at Alabama 1 p.m.

Feb. 14 (Tues.) • TENNESSEE 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 (Sat.) • at Georgia / 4-8 p.m.

Feb. 21 (Tues.) • at Missouri 9 p.m.

Feb. 25 (Sat.) • FLORIDA 2 p.m.

Feb. 28 (Tues.) •VANDERBILT 9 p.m.

Mar. 4 (Sat.) • at Texas A&M Noon

Mar. 8-12 (Wed.-Sun.) 7 SEC?Tournament

HOME GAMES in BOLD CAPS KENTUCKY MEN’S BASKETBALL 2016-17 Schedule * Exhibition Games • Conference Games 1 Bluegrass Showcase (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.); 2 Champions Classic (Madison Square Garden, New York) 3 Atlantis Showcase (Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Bahamas); 4 Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 5 CBS Sports Classic (MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas); 6 SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.) 7 SEC Tournament (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.)

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