SEC finalizes Tennessee's men's basketball schedule

The SEC finalized Tennessee’s 2012-13 men’s basketball schedule on Friday, giving the Vols home games against Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Florida and Missouri.

The Vols’ home date with defending national champion Kentucky is slated for 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 and will be nationally televised on CBS (WVLT locally). UT visits the Wildcats on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.

Nine of Tennessee’s 18 league games will appear on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The others will be broadcast on the SEC Network, FSN or CSS.

One Thursday night road game/Saturday afternoon home game turnaround, which UT coach Cuonzo Martin was openly critical of in his first season, appears on the schedule. The Vols play at Ole Miss the evening of Jan. 24 and then play host to Alabama at 2 p.m. on Jan 26.

In addition to Mizzou, the SEC’s other new face, Texas A&M, will play host to UT on Feb. 23 in College Station. Tennessee last traveled to A&M in 2002 and dropped an 83-66 decision.

The Vols have a 2-4 all-time record against Mizzou, with the last meeting coming in Knoxville in 1985, a 67-54 UT win. When the two meet at Thompson-Boling Arena in the season finale, it will mark the last home game for UT seniors Jeronne Maymon, Dwight Miller and Rob Murphy.

Tennessee opens league play at home on Jan. 9 against Ole Miss.

Jan. 9, 2013 vs Ole Miss - 8 p.m. - SEC Network

Jan. 12, 2013 at Alabama - 1 p.m. - ESPN2

Jan. 15, 2013 at Kentucky - 7 p.m. - ESPN

Jan. 19, 2013 vs Mississippi State - 4 p.m. - SEC Network

Jan. 24, 2013 at Ole Miss - 7 p.m. - ESPN/2

Jan. 26, 2013 vs Alabama - 2 p.m. - ESPN/2

Jan. 29, 2013 vs Vanderbilt - 7 p.m. - ESPNU

Feb. 2, 2013 at Arkansas - 4 p.m. - ESPN2

Feb. 6, 2013 vs Georgia - 8 p.m. - SEC Network

Feb. 10, 2013 at South Carolina - 1 p.m. - FSN

Feb. 13, 2013 at Vanderbilt - 8 p.m. - SEC Network

Feb. 16, 2013 vs Kentucky - 1 p.m. - WVLT

Feb. 19, 2013 vs LSU - 7 p.m. - ESPNU

Feb. 23, 2013 at Texas - A&M - 4 p.m. - SEC Network

Feb. 26, 2013 vs Florida - 9 p.m. - ESPN

March 2, 2013 at Georgia - 1:30 p.m. - SEC Network

March 6, 2013 at Auburn - 9 p.m. - CSS

March 9, 2013 vs Missouri - 4 p.m. - ESPN/2

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Comments » 8

govolsn3 writes:

Looks good to me

Huttdawg100 writes:

Nothing about Tyrran Mathieu aka Honey Badger being kicked off LSU's team for the infamous failed drug test.

But there's a article about Bray spraying someone with a jet ski...

VFL70 writes:

Isn't Hall a senior too!!!!!!!!!!

VOLtage writes:

And every game televised. YEE HAW !!

UT4prez writes:

My initial thought is we should be able to at least go 11-7 with the possibility of better. With our non-conference schedule I would think 20 wins is reasonable before we get to the SEC tourney. Of course a lot can happen between now and March. If things go really well they could have 22 or 23 wins by the SEC tourney.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Playing bammer home and away..That's like old school SEC basketball..GBO!!

NYvolFan writes:

The SEC has totally screwed this up. Geez...it's like we are playing more West than East teams...whatta joke!

NYvolFan writes:

Further, we play Bama and Ole Miss twice, and the Gators once. This stinks.

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