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Cats release start times, television information for SEC, most of non-conference schedule

By Keith Taylor
Kentucky Today

All of Kentucky’s men’s basketball games will be televised not only locally and regionally, but also nationally this season.

All games will be televised through the ESPN app, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network. All games on the CBS Network also can be streamed online.

Kentucky’s game against Kansas will be televised on ESPN, while the UCLA and Louisville contests will be shown on CBS Sports. The UK-Louisville encounter will be at 1 p.m. on CBS. Overall, 12 of Kentucky’s 13 non-conference opponents played in the postseason last year, with eight of those competing in the NCAA Tournament.

In the SEC, nine of the 14 teams in the league had recruiting classes ranked nationally. Three league teams advanced to the Elite Eight last year.

Big Blue Madness, the Blue-White game and exhibition games against Thomas More and Centre College will be televised on the SEC Network.

Kentucky replaces 92.6 percent of its scoring and 76.6 percent from of its rebounding from last year’s squad.

Kentucky 2017-18 schedule

Oct. 13, Big Blue Madness, 7 p.m., SECN
Oct. 20, Blue-White exhibition, 7 p.m., SECN
Oct. 27, Thomas More, exhibition, 7 p.m., SECN
Nov. 3, Centre College, exhibition, 7 p.m., SECN
Nov. 10, Utah Valley, TBA
Nov. 12 Vermont, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Nov. 14 vs. Kansas at Chicago, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Nov. 17 East Tennessee State, TBA
Nov. 20 Troy, TBA
Nov. 22, Fort Wayne, TBA
Nov. 26, UIC, TBA
Dec. 2, Havard, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 9, Monmouth at New York, TBA
Dec. 16, Virginia Tech, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Dec. 23, vs. UCLA at New Orleans, 4 p.m., CBS
Dec 29, Louisville, 1 p.m., CBS
Dec. 31, Georgia, 6 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 3 at LSU, 8:30 p.m., SECN
Jan. 6 at Tennessee, 9 p.m., SECN
Jan. 9, Texas A&M, 7 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 13, at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 16, at South Carolina, 9 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 20, Florida, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 23, Mississippi State, 9 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 27 at West Virginia, 4:30 or 7 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 30, Vanderbilt, 9 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 3 at Missouri, 2 p.m., CBS
Feb. 6, Tennessee, 7 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 10 at Texas A&M, 4/6 or 8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 14, at Auburn, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Feb. 17, Alabama, 2 p.m., CBS
Feb. 20 at Arkansas, 9 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 24, Missouri, 6 or 8 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Feb. 28, Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPN2
March 3, at Florida, noon, CBS
March 7-11, SEC Tournament, SECN/ESPN

Reach sports editor Keith Taylor at keith.taylor@kentuckytoday or twitter @keithtaylor21

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