Per CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein, his sources are confirming the SEC is expected to release its conference schedule for the 20-21 season today.
On Wednesday, Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones tweeted that Kentucky is likely to open their season on November 25th (day before Thanksgiving) at Rupp Arena against Morehead State.
Hearing Kentucky will open the season on Wed Nov 25 against Morehead State in Rupp Arena— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 5, 2020
With Kentucky’s pro day set for November 12th, followed by the NBA Draft on November 18th, it’s certainly a tight window. But during a national pandemic that seems far from being over, the SEC has to work with the hand they’ve been dealt.
A few games scheduled before Kentucky’s pending schedule in the SEC are as follows.
December 1st against Kansas (Indianapolis)
December 6th against Georgia Tech
December 12th against Notre Dame
December 19th against UCLA (Cleveland)
December 26th against Louisville (Yum Center)
The SEC is then assumed to begin their schedule by December 29th for a quick 18-game slate. Following that, Kentucky’s annual game in the Big 12 Challenge is expected to be played on January 30th at Rupp Arena against Texas.
Based on what we’ve seen with football, we have to move forward with the general expectation that some of these games may not be played. But today’s expected news of a schedule release will at least provide something Big Blue Nation can look forward to.
Tweet of the Day
ESPN's president announced in a memo major job cuts that are being attributed to the pandemic https://t.co/eoGqxOavYQ— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 5, 2020
2020 continues to suck, prayers to all of the former employees of ESPN recently cut.
Kentucky needs all the help they can get.
Things will of course be quite different this year.
Ball is the top available prospect in a rather “weak” draft.
What grade are you giving the Wildcats?
And the face they’ll likely have the best shot at Trevor Lawrence.
It’s hard to argue the numbers.