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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Full 2015-16 Schedule, Channels, Dates and Times Set

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The 2015-16 Kentucky Wildcats basketball schedule has been set, the school announced Friday.

UK will have 26 total games set for national telecast by the ESPN family of networks and five more scheduled for CBS, and 31 games in total.  The Wildcats' two exhibition contests are slated for Nov. 2 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 6 vs. Kentucky State. 

The Wildcats' season opener will take place Nov. 13 against Albany. The game will air live on the SEC Network. UK will then take on NJIT in Rupp Arena on Nov. 14.

The first big primetime games comes against the Duke Blue Devils in the Champions Classic in Chicago.

UK's home date with Tennessee on Thursday, Feb. 18 is now slated for an ESPN or ESPN2 designation and will tip at either 7 or 8 p.m. Confirmation of a network and time will be released at a later date.

The unofficial start to the 2015-16 season takes place at Big Blue Madness on Oct. 16. Here is the complete 2015-16 UK basketball schedule:

And here is the latest version as of Jan. 20 with several updated times and TV channels: