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It's SEC schedule release day for Aggie Hoops

College football is back, that means we're one step closer to Aggie Hoops being back on the court!

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The 2017 SEC men's basketball schedule was released today, and your defending SEC Champion Aggie Basketball team (pause for effect)...

...has a stout schedule on their road to a repeat.

The Aggies will kick off their home slate on a Thursday night on SEC Network against Tennessee, and conclude with a Saturday matchup against Kentucky at 11AM on CBS. The final home game against Kentucky will be a rematch, with an early season Super Tuesday game at Rupp on ESPN at 8PM. In addition to Tennessee and Kentucky, the Aggies will also host LSU, Arkansas, Geogria, Vanderbilt, Mizzou, Auburn, and Alabama.

After 8 conference games, the Aggies will face a very tough West Virginia team in the SEC/Big 12 challenge on the road. That game will tip at 11am on ESPN.

The Aggies will have plenty of opportunities to shine in front of the Reed Rowdies against some pretty talented teams this year, but the downside to the home schedule is that the majority of the good games are in the middle of the week. If the Aggies are able to take care of business in the non-conference games and come away with a tournament title from the Wooden Legacy, those mid-week home games should be nice and rowdy for Billy Kennedy's squad.

The full SEC schedule for Aggie Hoops is below.

Thurs., Dec. 29 Tennessee at Texas A&M SEC Network 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 3 Texas A&M at Kentucky ESPN 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 7 Texas A&M at South Carolina CBS 1:30/4:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11 LSU at Texas A&M SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 14 Texas A&M at Mississippi State CBS 1:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 17 Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21 Georgia at Texas A&M ESPN/2 Noon
Wed., Jan. 25 Texas A&M at Ole Miss ESPN2 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 31 Vanderbilt at Texas A&M ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 4 Texas A&M at LSU ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 8 Missouri at Texas A&M SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 11 Texas A&M at Florida ESPN/2 Noon
Thurs., Feb. 16 Texas A&M at Vanderbilt 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 18 Auburn at Texas A&M ESPNU 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 22 Texas A&M at Arkansas SEC Network 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 25 Alabama at Texas A&M ESPN/2 TBD
Tues., Feb. 28 Texas A&M at Missouri SEC Network 7:00 p.m.
Sat., March 4 Kentucky at Texas A&M CBS Noon
March 8-12 SEC Tournament (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.) TBD> TBD