Basketball Hogs will get heavy dose of ESPN, ESPN2 coverage

By: Matt Jones
Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Daryl Macon (4) of Arkansas shoots for three as Marcanvis Hymon (5) of Ole Miss defends in the second half Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
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Daryl Macon (4) of Arkansas shoots for three as Marcanvis Hymon (5) of Ole Miss defends in the second half Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

— Game times and TV designations were announced Wednesday for most of the 2017-18 Southeastern Conference basketball schedule.

Arkansas will play at least one SEC game on ESPN, as many as five games on ESPN2 and twice on ESPNU. All other conference games will be played on SEC Network.

The Razorbacks' game against Kentucky on Feb. 20 will be televised by ESPN, and the network also is considering a Feb. 17 home game against Texas A&M and the regular-season finale at Missouri.

The ESPN and ESPN2 exposure is as Arkansas received the last two seasons combined, when all but three of its conference games each year were shown on SEC Network.

One network notably absent from the Razorbacks' schedule is CBS, which will not show an Arkansas regular-season game for the third consecutive season.

The only conference game time not yet set is the SEC opener against Tennessee on Dec. 30. The SEC will wait until December to set a start time in an attempt not to interfere with a bowl game for the Razorbacks or Volunteers.

Game times and TV designations for some of Arkansas' 13 nonconference games are pending, although the Razorbacks' games at the Phil Knight Invitational in November and home game against Oklahoma State in January will be televised by an ESPN affiliate.

2017-18 SEC TV Schedule

Dec. 30 - Tennessee, TBA, SEC Network

Jan. 2 - at Mississippi State, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Jan. 6 - at Auburn, 5 p.m., ESPNU

Jan. 10 - LSU, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Jan. 13 - Missouri, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Jan. 17 - at Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Jan. 20 - Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

Jan. 23 - at Georgia, 5:30 p.m., SEC Network

Jan. 30 - at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPNU

Feb. 3 - at LSU, 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 6 - South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Feb. 10 - Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 13 - at Ole Miss, 6 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 17 - Texas A&M, 3 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2

Feb. 20 - Kentucky, 8 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 24 - at Alabama, 5 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 27 - Auburn, 8 p.m., SEC Network

March 3 - at Missouri, 5 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2

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