SEC announces 2021 men’s basketball schedule

Wade Rackley

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2020-21 Auburn men's basketball team has learned when and where it will take on its Southeastern Conference foes as the league office announced the SEC schedule Friday.

Each SEC team plays the other 13 teams at least one time during 18-game schedule. They will then play their three permanent opponents a second time with the remaining two games changing annually.

Auburn's three permanent home-and-home opponents include Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss. The Tigers are also scheduled to face Arkansas and Kentucky twice during the league slate.

Auburn tips off the SEC schedule inside Auburn Arena when it welcomes Arkansas, Dec. 30.

The Tigers then hit the road for a pair of tilts at Texas A&M (Jan. 2) and at Ole Miss (Jan. 6) before returning home to host Alabama (Jan. 9).

Three of the next four conference clashes are away from The Plains as Auburn travels to Georgia (Jan. 13), Arkansas (Jan. 20) and South Carolina (Jan. 23) around a home game against Kentucky (Jan. 16).

The Tigers then play at home against Missouri (Jan. 26) before heading to Baylor for the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 30.

Auburn plays the return game of the regular home-and-homes against Georgia (Feb. 2) and Ole Miss (Feb. 6) inside Auburn Arena.

Then, the Tigers play at Vanderbilt (Feb. 9) and at Kentucky (Feb. 13) before taking on Mississippi State (Feb. 16) at home.

It will be a battle between Tigers on Feb. 20 as Auburn heads to LSU prior to closing out the annual SEC schedule with two of three at home.

Auburn plays host to Florida (Feb. 23) and Tennessee (Feb. 27) before ending the regular season at Alabama (March 2).

The SEC Tournament returns to the Music City when Bridgestone Arena hosts the event in Nashville, Tenn. from March 10‐14.

Tipoff times and broadcast information is set to be announced at a later date.

Auburn's 2021 SEC Schedule
Dec. 30 (Wed.) vs. Arkansas
Jan. 2 (Sat.) at Texas A&M
Jan. 6 (Wed.) at Ole Miss
Jan. 9 (Sat.) vs. Alabama
Jan. 13 (Wed.) at Georgia
Jan. 16 (Sat.) vs. Kentucky
Jan. 20 (Wed.) at Arkansas
Jan. 23 (Sat.) at South Carolina
Jan. 26 (Tue.) vs. Missouri
Feb. 2 (Tue.) vs. Georgia
Feb. 6 (Sat.) vs. Ole Miss
Feb. 9 (Tue.) at Vanderbilt
Feb. 13 (Sat.) at Kentucky
Feb. 16 (Tue.) vs. Mississippi State
Feb. 20 (Sat.) at LSU
Feb. 23 (Tue.) vs. Florida
Feb. 27 (Sat.) vs. Tennessee
March 2 (Tue.) at Alabama