The freshman class that some are touting as the best in college basketball history will be coming to Mizzou Arena this February.
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.
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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||7 p.m.||ESPN3|
|March 8||at Tennessee||3 p.m.||ESPN|
Home games in CAPS at Mizzou Arena in Columbia
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