SEC Reveals 2020 Men's Basketball Conference Opponents for Kentucky, All Teams

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2019

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 17: The Auburn Tigers  hold the winner's trophy after the 84-64 win against the Tennessee Volunteers during the final of the SEC Basketball Championships at Bridgestone Arena on March 17, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Southeastern Conference's home and road matchups for the 2019-20 college basketball season were released Wednesday.

While the dates have not been set, SEC director of communications Craig Pinkerton tweeted out a graphic that detailed each team's slate:

Coming off a 30-7 performance and a trip to the Elite Eight, Kentucky will face a challenging conference schedule next season. The Wildcats will play a home-and-home with the Auburn Tigers—who are the reigning SEC tournament champions and a Final Four finalist from a season ago—as well as the Tennessee Volunteers. Meanwhile, they will also make a trip to Baton Rouge for a showdown with the reigning SEC champions, the LSU Tigers.

Auburn's conference slate features home-and-homes against Kentucky and Tennessee as well as a home date with LSU. Of note, the Tigers went 0-2 against the Wildcats during the regular season in 2018-19 but came away with the victory when the stakes where highest—in the Elite Eight.

After winning their first regular-season conference title in a decade, LSU will have a target on its back next season. Interestingly, the Tigers will only face Kentucky (home), Auburn (road) and Tennessee (road) once apiece.

The SEC received seven bids to the 2019 NCAA tournament, tied for the second-most among any conference. The conference as a whole went 12-7 during the Big Dance and had four squads advance past the first weekend.

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