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Game Times, Networks Set For SEC Basketball Games

Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Communications Sr. Associate

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

LSU will open its conference schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 3 on the SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against defending SEC champion Kentucky. It will be the Wildcats second SEC game of the year.

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The Tigers under first-year head coach Will Wade will make 13 league game appearances on the SEC Network, four on ESPNU and one on either ESPN or ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Maravich Center against Missouri.

While the SEC Network has not completed its television package (linear and digital) for non-conference games as of this date, non-conference games have been tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on weeknights and 4 p.m. for the two weekend games on Dec. 10 and Dec. 16.

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.

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

(NOTE – Non-conference Game Times Are Unofficial Pending SEC Network Selection Still TBD.)
Friday, Nov. 10 – ALCORN STATE, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16 – SAMFORD, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20 – vs. Michigan (Maui Inv.), 10:30 p.m. ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 21 – vs. Notre Dame or Chaminade (Maui), TBA, ESPN/2
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – vs. TBA (Maui), TBA, ESPN2/U
Wednesday, Nov. 29 – UT MARTIN, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10 – UNCW, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – HOUSTON, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 – STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 – SAM HOUSTON, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22 – NORTH FLORIDA, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 – at Memphis, TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 3 – KENTUCKY, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Saturday, Jan. 6 – at Texas A&M, 1:15 p.m. (SEC Network)
Wednesday, Jan. 10 – at Arkansas, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Saturday, Jan. 13 – ALABAMA, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Tuesday, Jan. 16 – GEORGIA, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saturday, Jan. 20 – at Vanderbilt, Noon (SEC Network)
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – TEXAS A&M, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saturday, Jan. 27 – at Auburn, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
Wednesday, Jan. 31 – at Tennessee, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Saturday, Feb. 3 – ARKANSAS, 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – at Florida, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Saturday, Feb. 10 – OLE MISS, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 – at Alabama, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Saturday, Feb. 17 – MISSOURI, 1 p.m. (ESPN/2)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 – VANDERBILT, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Saturday, Feb. 24 – at Georgia, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wednesday, Feb. 28 – at South Carolina, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Saturday March 3 – MISSISSIPPI STATE, Noon (SEC Network)
March 7-11 – SEC Tournament, TBA (SEC Network, ESPN)



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