AUBURN, Alabama–The Southeastern Conference has announced the television schedule for the 2022-23 men’s basketball season. Auburn, the defending league champion, will start the league at home on Wednesday, December 28 against the Florida Gators.
Auburn’s game against the Gators, a team coached by former Auburn assistant coach Todd Golden, who is in his first season in Florida, is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. CST with coverage on ESPN2.
Coach bruce pearlThe team will play its first league game away from home on January 4 in Georgia. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 pm CST with coverage on the SEC Network.
The following Saturday, Jan. 7, potentially one of the best matchups of the season will be played at Neville Arena when Arkansas visits for a 7:30 pm kickoff. That game will be televised on the SEC Network.
On January 10, the Tigers will travel to Ole Miss for an 8 pm kick-off. The game will be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
On the 14th, the Tigers will play Mississippi State at Neville Arena with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 pm on the SEC Network.
On January 18, Auburn will be in Baton Rouge to face LSU. Television coverage will begin at 6 pm on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
On January 21, Auburn will be in South Carolina for a Saturday contest. starting at 2:30 p.m. with coverage on SECNetwork.
On January 25, the Texas A&M Aggies will play Auburn at 8:00 pm on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
In February, the Tigers will play a rematch against Georgia on Day 1 at Neville Arena with a 6 pm kickoff scheduled for coverage on the SEC Network.
Other home games that month are scheduled for the 11th against Alabama (1 pm ESPN or ESPN2), the 14th against Missouri (6 pm ESPN2 or ESPNU) and the 22nd against Ole Miss (8 pm SEC Network).
February road games are scheduled for the 4th at Tennessee (1 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2), the 7th at Texas A&M (6 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2), the 18th at Vanderbilt (7:30 p.m. SEC Network) and the 25th at against the Kentucky Wildcats at 3 pm on CBS.
Pearl’s team begins its March schedule on March 1 in Alabama, followed by a home game three days later against Tennessee before heading to Nashville for the SEC Tournament scheduled for March 8-12. The game in Tuscaloosa is scheduled to start at 6 pm on ESPN2 or ESNPU. Kick-off for the regular season finale against the Vols will be at 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm at Neville Arena with coverage on ESPN or ESPN2.
Auburn won the regular season title in 2021-22 with a 15-3 mark and finished their schedule with a 28-6 record.
Pearl said he really likes the depth on his 2022-23 roster, something that showed during the Tigers’ three exhibition games in August while playing in Israel.
“I guess we’ll mix them up again,” Pearl said of game rotations. “I just don’t think there’s going to be that much separation, I really don’t. I think we have two very good centers, two very good shooting guards, two very good wings, two very good scoring guards and two very good point guards. I see us playing 10”.
The Tigers will open the season with a home game on November 7 against George Mason. Five days prior, Auburn will play an exhibition game against UAH at Neville Arena.
Pearl’s team will play home games Nov. 11 against South Florida and Nov. 15 against Winthrop. Also in November, the Tigers will be home on the 18th to play Texas Southern.
The Tigres will travel to Mexico for the matches of the 22nd and 23rd in the Cancun Challenge. They will play Bradley in the opener and face either Northwestern or Liberty the next day.
The Tigers will return to Neville Arena to play Saint Louis on the 27th.
The December schedule begins with a Day 2 home game against Colgate, followed by a trip to Atlanta to play Memphis in the Holiday Hoopsgiving event at State Farm Arena, where the Tigers defeated Nebraska last year.
Auburn will be at home on the 14th to face Georgia State.
The Tigers close their pre-Christmas schedule with a game at Southern Cal on the 18th and three days later they will face the Washington Huskies in Seattle.
Auburn’s final non-conference game will be in Morgantown, where they will face West Virginia as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 28.
Auburn Men’s Basketball SEC Television Schedule (All Times Central)
December 28 – Florida on ESPN2 at 6 pm
January 4: In Georgia on the SEC Network at 5:30 p.m.
January 7 – Arkansas on SEC Network at 7:30 p.m.
January 10 – at Ole Miss on ESPN2/ESPNU at 8 pm
January 14 – State of Mississippi on SEC Network at 7:30 pm
January 18: at LSU on ESPN2/ESPNU at 6 pm
January 21: in South Carolina on the SEC Network at 2:30 p.m.
January 25 – Texas A&M on ESPN2/ESPNU at 8 pm
February 1: Georgia on the SEC Network at 6 p.m.
February 4: in Tennessee on ESPN/ESPN2 at 1 pm
February 7: at Texas A&M on ESPN/ESPN2 at 6 pm
February 11 – Alabama on ESPN/ESPN2 at 1 pm
February 14 – Missouri on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU at 6 pm
February 18: at Vanderbilt on the SEC Network at 7:30 p.m.
February 22: Ole Miss on SEC Network at 8 p.m.
February 25: in Kentucky on CBS at 3 pm
March 1: in Alabama on ESPN2/ESPNU at 6 pm
March 4 – Tennessee on ESPN/ESPN2 11 am or 1 pm or 3 pm
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