Kentucky Wildcat head coach John Callipari has once again pulled in one of the country's best recruiting classes for the 2011-12 season. Returning three starters from last season's Final Four team, Kentucky has added freshmen Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who have each contributed significantly for a team that has looked impressive early in the season. The Wildcats won eight straight games, including meetings with North Carolina and Kansas, before losing to Indiana by one point. Kentucky's 2011 portion of the schedule ends with a big matchup against Louisville, with only a final tune-up against Arkansas-Little Rock remaining before the conference schedule begins.
Below is Kentucky's entire 2011-12 SEC regular season schedule, which begins on January 7, 2012.
(All times are Eastern.)
January 7 vs. South Carolina, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN3)
January 11 at Auburn, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN3)
January 14 at Tennessee, 12:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
January 17 vs. Arkansas, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
January 21 vs. Alabama, 12:00 p.m. (CBS)
January 24 at Georgia, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
January 28 at LSU, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN3)
January 31 vs. Tennessee, 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
February 4 at South Carolina, 6:00 p.m.
February 7 vs. Florida, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
February 11 at Vanderbilt, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
February 18 vs. Mississippi, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN3)
February 21 at Mississippi State, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN3)
February 25 vs. Vanderbilt, 12:00 p.m. (CBS)
March 1 vs. Georgia, 9:00 p.m.
March 4 at Florida, 12:00 p.m. (CBS)
The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament begins on March 8 in New Orleans.