SEC announces men's basketball schedule

Alabama begins conference play on the road Jan. 8 against SEC newbie Missouri, and gets reigning national champion Kentucky at home Jan. 22. Both of those games will be on ESPN.

The SEC announced the 2012-13 men's basketball schedule Friday. Alabama will kick things off Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Missouri at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The Crimson Tide's matchup against reigning national champion Kentucky will be at home on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

Alabama's five home and home opponents this year are Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Georgia and LSU.

The conference tournament semifinal and final games will be broadcasted nationally by ABC.

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