The game time and TV info were announced by the SEC on Monday. To no surprise, UK vs KU drew a primetime slot on ESPN, where the game will tip off at 6 p.m. EST on Jan. 28th.
The game is part of the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge, which once again takes place during conference play as the two blue-blood programs face off in January. That was the case last season as UK and KU fought valiantly into overtime in Phog Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks’ return trip on Jan. 28 will mark the first time the two schools have met inside historic Rupp Arena since Jan. 9, 2005, when Tubby Smith was still the head coach and Chuck Hayes still wearing Wildcat blue.
2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic (January 28, 2017)
ESPN, 12p ET, Texas A&M at West Virginia
ESPN, 2p ET, Florida at Oklahoma
ESPN2, 2p ET, Kansas State at Tennessee
ESPNU, 2p ET, LSU at Texas Tech
ESPN, 4p ET, Texas at Georgia
ESPN2, 4p ET, Iowa State at Vanderbilt
ESPNU, 4p ET, Arkansas at Oklahoma State
ESPN, 6p ET, Kansas at Kentucky
ESPN2, 6p ET, Baylor at Ole Miss
ESPNU, 6p ET, Auburn at TCU