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SEC releases 2016 men's basketball schedule

845 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 126-game men's basketball schedule for the 2016 season.

The SEC welcomes four new coaches to the league in 2016 - Alabama's Avery Johnson, Florida's Michael White, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Tennessee's Rick Barnes. As a group, the SEC's 14 coaches have posted a winning percentage of better than 65 percent while winning nearly 4,600 games.

Six players who earned All-SEC honors in 2015 return for 2016, including first team All-SEC selections Stefan Moody (Ole Miss), Danuel House (Texas A&M) and Damian Jones (Vanderbilt). Fourteen of the top 25 scorers from 2015 are slated to return as well as 10 of the top 20 rebounders and six of the top 10 playmakers.

Kentucky (2), LSU (3) and Texas A&M (6) each have recruiting classes that rank among the top six of ESPN's RecruitingNation Class Rankings for 2015. Twenty of ESPN's 2015 Top 100 recruits signed with SEC schools, including nine of the top 35 players. The class is highlighted by LSU's Ben Simmons, who is ranked the No. 1 player in the class, and Kentucky's Skal Labissiere, who is ranked No. 2 in the class.

Each of the games will be available to be seen from anywhere in the nation. The SEC Network will televise 71 games, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise 31 contests, ESPNU 18 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 be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Each of the CBS Sports games will be streamed on CBSSports.com across computers, tablets and smartphones and on the CBS Sports mobile app.

The SEC Network will televise the first three days of the SEC Basketball Tournament (March 9-13) from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The semifinals and championship game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Conference Schedule
Date Game Network Time (ET)
Sat., Jan. 2 Tennessee at Auburn CBS Sports 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 2 Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network 4:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 2 Ole Miss at Kentucky SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 2 Georgia at Florida ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 2 LSU at Vanderbilt ESPN2 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 5 South Carolina at Auburn SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 5 Kentucky at LSU ESPN 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 5 Vanderbilt at Arkansas SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 6 Florida at Tennessee ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 6 Missouri at Georgia SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 6 Texas A&M at Mississippi State SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 7 Alabama at Ole Miss ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Texas A&M at Tennessee SEC Network 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 LSU at Florida CBS Sports 1:30/4:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Vanderbilt at South Carolina ESPNU 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Mississippi State at Arkansas SEC Network 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Kentucky at Alabama SEC Network 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Georgia at Ole Miss SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 9 Auburn at Missouri ESPN2 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 12 Florida at Texas A&M ESPN/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 12 Mississippi State at Kentucky ESPN/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 12 Auburn at Vanderbilt ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 12 Arkansas at Missouri SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 Tennessee at Georgia SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 South Carolina at Alabama SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 Ole Miss at LSU ESPN2 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Missouri at South Carolina SEC Network 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Texas A&M at Georgia ESPNU 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Tennessee at Mississippi State SEC Network 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Kentucky at Auburn ESPN/ESPN2 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Alabama at Vanderbilt SEC Network 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Florida at Ole Miss ESPN2 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 Arkansas at LSU SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 19 Mississippi State at Florida ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 19 South Carolina at Ole Miss SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 19 LSU at Texas A&M ESPN 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 19 Alabama at Auburn SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 20 Georgia at Missouri SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 20 Vanderbilt at Tennessee SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 21 Kentucky at Arkansas ESPN/ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 South Carolina at Tennessee SEC Network Noon
Sat., Jan. 23 LSU at Alabama ESPNU 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 Ole Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 Missouri at Texas A&M SEC Network 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN/ESPN2 TBD
Sat., Jan. 23 Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 Auburn at Florida SEC Network 8:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 26 Mississippi State at South Carolina SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 26 Florida at Vanderbilt ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 26 Georgia at LSU ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 26 Tennessee at Alabama SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 27 Auburn at Ole Miss SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 27 Texas A&M at Arkansas ESPN2/ESPNU 7:00/7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 27 Missouri at Kentucky SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 30 Alabama at South Carolina SEC Network 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 30 Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 2 LSU at Auburn ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 2 Kentucky at Tennessee ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 2 South Carolina at Georgia ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 2 Alabama at Mississippi State SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 3 Arkansas at Florida SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 3 Ole Miss at Missouri SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 4 Texas A&M at Vanderbilt ESPN/ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Missouri at Alabama SEC Network 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Florida at Kentucky CBS Sports 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 South Carolina at Texas A&M ESPNU 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Auburn at Georgia SEC Network 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Mississippi State at LSU ESPN2 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Vanderbilt at Ole Miss ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Tennessee at Arkansas SEC Network 8:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 9 Auburn at Tennessee SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 9 Ole Miss at Florida ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 9 Georgia at Kentucky ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 9 Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 10 LSU at South Carolina ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 10 Texas A&M at Alabama SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 10 Missouri at Vanderbilt SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Kentucky at South Carolina ESPN/ESPN2 Noon
Sat., Feb. 13 Texas A&M at LSU CBS Sports 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Arkansas at Ole Miss ESPNU 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Alabama at Florida SEC Network 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Vanderbilt at Auburn ESPN/ESPN2 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 Georgia at Mississippi State SEC Network 8:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 South Carolina at Missouri SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Vanderbilt at Mississippi State SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Florida at Georgia ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Ole Miss at Texas A&M ESPN/ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 17 Auburn at Arkansas SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 17 Alabama at LSU SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 18 Tennessee at Kentucky ESPN/ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 Florida at South Carolina SEC Network Noon
Sat., Feb. 20 Georgia at Vanderbilt ESPN/ESPN2 Noon
Sat., Feb. 20 Mississippi State at Alabama SEC Network 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 Ole Miss at Auburn SEC Network 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 LSU at Tennessee ESPNU 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 Missouri at Arkansas SEC Network 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 Kentucky at Texas A&M ESPN/ESPN2 TBD
Tues., Feb. 23 Alabama at Kentucky ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 23 LSU at Arkansas ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 23 Vanderbilt at Florida ESPN/U/SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 23 Missouri at Ole Miss SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb 24 Georgia at Auburn SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 24 Mississippi State at Texas A&M ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 24 Tennessee at South Carolina SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network Noon
Sat., Feb. 27 South Carolina at Mississippi State SEC Network 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Kentucky at Vanderbilt CBS Sports 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Texas A&M at Missouri ESPNU 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Auburn at Alabama SEC Network 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Arkansas at Tennessee SEC Network 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Florida at LSU ESPN/ESPN2 TBD
Tues., Mar. 1 Kentucky at Florida ESPN 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 1 Tennessee at Vanderbilt SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 1 Texas A&M at Auburn ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 1 Missouri at LSU SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 2 Mississippi State at Ole Miss SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 2 Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 3 Georgia at South Carolina ESPN/ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 Ole Miss at Tennessee SEC Network Noon
Sat., Mar. 5 LSU at Kentucky CBS Sports 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 Alabama at Georgia ESPN/ESPN2 2/4:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 Auburn at Mississippi State SEC Network 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 South Carolina at Arkansas SEC Network 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 Florida at Missouri SEC Network 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 Vanderbilt at Texas A&M ESPN/ESPN2 TBD

*All times Eastern and subject to change

Games listed with multiple networks are considered net flex and the network will be determined 7-10 days prior.