SEC releases game times for Ole Miss men’s basketball
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will play every Southeastern Conference game on national television as the league office released tip-off times and TV designations for the entire 126-game conference schedule Wednesday afternoon.
The Rebels will be showcased 12 times on SEC Network. ESPN2 will broadcast three SEC matchups featuring Ole Miss, while two other Rebel games will take place on ESPNU. 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.
The January 13 contest against former Rebel standout Mike White and his Florida Gators will tip at noon on CBS. The game will be available to stream live in markets across the U.S. via the CBS All Access subscription service, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app.
SEC play begins with a New Year’s Eve party at The Pavilion at Ole Miss as the Rebels host 2017 Final Four participant South Carolina. The conference opener, which starts at 5 p.m., will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Rebels will kick off the 2018 calendar year on the road, traveling to Georgia on Jan. 3 (5:30 p.m., SEC Network).
A rivalry matchup will be the first game played at The Pavilion in 2018 with the Rebels hosting Mississippi State on Jan. 6 (3:30 p.m., SEC Network). Andy Kennedy’s squad then hits the road for three of the next four games. The stretch consists of contests at Auburn Jan. 9 (8 p.m., ESPNU), Texas A&M Jan. 16 (8 p.m., SEC Network) and Arkansas Jan. 20 (2:30 p.m., SEC Network).
Thursday night home games versus Alabama (Jan. 23) and Auburn (Jan. 30) will both take place on SEC Network with tip times set for 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. On Feb. 3 (5 p.m., SEC Network) the Rebels play at Tennessee before hosting Missouri on Feb. 6 (8 p.m., SEC Network). Ole Miss goes through another span of playing three of four on the road with trips to LSU on Feb. 10 (3 p.m., ESPNU), Mississippi State on Feb. 17 (7:30 p.m., SEC Network) and Missouri on Feb. 20 (8 p.m., ESPN2) to go along with a home game versus Arkansas on Feb. 13 (6 p.m., SEC Network).
The Rebels square off against Tennessee for the second time on Feb. 24 (12 p.m., SEC Network), at home, before closing out the month of February with a trip to Kentucky Feb. 28 (6 p.m., ESPN2). Ole Miss and Kentucky are the only two schools to finish .500-or-better in SEC play in each of the past six seasons. Closing out the 2017-18 regular season, the Rebels host Vanderbilt March 3 (7:30 p.m., SEC Network).
In non-conference play, Ole Miss will conclude the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas, Nov. 22, on either ESPNU or ESPN2. The Rebels will also battle the Texas Longhorns on ESPN2, Jan. 27, as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Tip-off times and television designations for the remainder of the Rebels’ non-conference will be released at a later date.
The Rebels will begin their season Nov. 3 with an exhibition matchup against Blue Mountain College, coached by Ole Miss graduate and former Rebel staffer Jon Nevol. Along with earning two degrees from Ole Miss, Nevol served on Kennedy’s staff for eight seasons (four as student manager, two as graduate assistant, two as video coordinator). Tip-off versus Nevol’s Toppers is slated for 6 p.m. CT at The Pavilion.
Season tickets for Ole Miss Hoops can be purchased today by going to OleMissTix.com or calling the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587). For the latest news and updates regarding Ole Miss Men’s Basketball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMBB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Men’s Basketball and on Instagram at olemissmbb.
Ole Miss Men’s Basketball SEC Schedule
|Dec. 31||South Carolina||5 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Jan. 3||at Georgia||5:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 6||Mississippi State||3:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 9||at Auburn||8 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Jan. 13||Florida||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Jan. 16||at Texas A&M||8 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 20||at Arkansas||2:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 23||Alabama||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Jan. 30||Auburn||8 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 3||at Tennessee||5 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 6||Missouri||8 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 10||at LSU||3 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Feb. 13||Arkansas||6 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 17||at Mississippi State||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 20||at Missouri||8 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Feb. 24||Tennessee||12 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Feb. 28||at Kentucky||6 p.m.||ESPN2|
|March 3||Vanderbilt||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network|
by Adam Kuffner