The Kentucky Wildcats know when and where they will begin their SEC title defense, as the SEC released its 2016-17 conference schedule.
The Wildcats open up their conference slate on the road against Ole Miss on Dec. 29. The Wildcats’ home opener is set for Jan. 3 against Texas A&M. The Wildcats defeated the Aggies in the SEC Championship game last season, but the Aggies did win the regular season contest between the schools.
Kentucky plays Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Florida and Tennessee twice. The Wildcats get home contests against Arkansas, Georgia, Auburn, LSU and South Carolina.
The Wildcats also take on Kansas on Jan. 28 in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. That game will be played at Rupp Arena.
The Wildcats open their season against Stephen F. Austin on Friday Nov. 11. Big Blue Madness is scheduled for Oct. 14.
Full Kentucky conference schedule:
|Kentucky @Ole Miss||12/29||7:00 p.m.||ESPN 2|
|Texas A&M @Kentucky||1/3||9:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Arkansas @Kentucky||1/7||8:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Kentucky @Vanderbilt||1/10||7:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Auburn @Kentucky||1/14||4:00 p.m.||ESPN/2|
|Kentucky @Mississippi State||1/17||7:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|South Carolina @Kentucky||1/21||4:00/8:00 p.m.||ESPN/2|
|Kentucky @Tennessee||1/24||9:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Kansas @Kentucky||1/28||6:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Georgia @Kentucky||1/31||9:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Kentucky @Georgia||2/4||2:00/8:00 p.m||ESPN/2|
|LSU @Kentucky||2/7||7:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Kentucky @Alabama||2/11||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Tennessee @Kentucky||2/14||7:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Kentucky @Missouri||2/21||9:00 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Florida @Kentucky||2/25||2:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Vanderbilt @Kentucky||2/28||9:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|Kentucky @Texas A&M||3/4||noon||CBS|