COLUMBIA — The freshman class that some are touting as the best in college basketball history will be coming to Mizzou Arena this February.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
The Southeastern Conference announced its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule on Tuesday, and Kentucky and coach John Calipari — which landed six of Rivals’ top-11 players in the Class of 2013 — is scheduled to play the Tigers in a nationally televised game at noon Feb. 1.
The Saturday afternoon game, which will be broadcast by CBS, is a rematch of last season’s overtime thriller in Lexington, which Kentucky won 90-83.
Missouri will open its SEC slate at home against Georgia for the second straight year at 7 p.m. Jan. 8.
Arkansas and former coach Mike Anderson come to Columbia for a 6 p.m. game Feb. 13. The teams play Jan. 28 in Fayetteville, Ark.
The SEC announced Monday that Missouri’s road game against Florida at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 would appear on ESPN’s “Super Tuesday” telecast.
Here’s Missouri’s complete basketball schedule, including the SEC games announced Tuesday:
|Oct. 25||OKLAHOMA CITY*||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 8||SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 12||SOUTHERN ILLINOIS||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 16||vs. Hawaii**||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 28||vs. Northwestern***||9:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Nov. 29||vs. Nevada***||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Dec. 5||WEST VIRGINIA%||6 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Dec. 15||WESTERN MICHIGAN||TBA||TBA|
|Dec. 21||vs. Illinois#||TBA||TBA|
|Dec. 28||at North Carolina State||TBA||TBA|
|Jan. 4||LONG BEACH STATE||TBA||TBA|
|Jan. 8||GEORGIA||7 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 11||at Auburn||1 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Jan. 16||at Vanderbilt||6 p.m.||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Jan. 18||ALABAMA||1 p.m.||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Jan. 21||at LSU||6 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Jan. 25||SOUTH CAROLINA||3 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 28||at Arkansas||6 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Feb. 1||KENTUCKY||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Feb. 4||at Florida||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Feb. 8||at Mississippi||4 p.m.||Fox Sports KC|
|Feb. 13||ARKANSAS||6 p.m.||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Feb. 15||TENNESSEE||3 p.m.||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Feb. 19||VANDERBILT||7 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 22||at Alabama||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Feb. 25||at Georgia||8 p.m.||ESPNU|
|March 1||MISSISSIPPI STATE||12:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|March 5||TEXAS A&M||7 p.m.||ESPN3|
|March 8||at Tennessee||3 p.m.||ESPN|
SEC Network affiliates in Kansas City to be announced
*Preseason game; **At the Sprint Center; ***Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas; %Big 12/SEC Challenge; #Braggin’ Rights Game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis