With the 2018 SEC men’s basketball schedule officially on the calendar, here’s a full team-by-team breakdown of all 13 opponents (alphabetical order) in conference play. We also threw in a few gifs to get you hyped.
• Saturday, Feb. 24 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Arkansas leads the all-time series 32-28 against the Crimson Tide and the two schools have just one meeting on the calendar for the second straight season. The Razorbacks have won four the last five meetings, including a 62-61 victory in Coleman Coliseum during the 2015-16 season.
• Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Bud Walton Arena
• Saturday, Jan. 6 in Auburn, Ala.
The Razorbacks played their first game as a member of the Southeastern Conference against Auburn, dropping 110 points on the Tigers in blowout victory in Fayetteville. Arkansas continues to have plenty of success against Auburn with a 33-17 lead in the all-time series, including winning nine of the last 10 meetings.
• Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Gainesville, Fla.
After winning six SEC road games a year ago, Arkansas is looking to take down Florida in Gainesville for the first time in 23 seasons. The Razorbacks will tip it up at the O’Connell Center for the fourth straight year as the Gators are coming off a 27-win season and a trip to the Elite 8.
• Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Athens, Ga.
Arkansas will be one of the first SEC teams to get a look at the newly remodeled Stegeman Coliseum, traveling to Athens, Georgia for the third time in four years to battle the Bulldogs. The Razorbacks have won five of the last seven meetings, including a road victory during the 2014-15 season.
• Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Bud Walton Arena
Kentucky returns to Fayetteville for just the second time in the last four years, and do so as a consensus preseason top five team after a run to the Elite 8 a season ago. The Wildcats have won just one time in their last four trips to Bud Walton Arena.
• Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Bud Walton Arena
• Saturday, Feb. 3 in Baton Rouge, La.
Arkansas has had plenty of recent success against LSU, winning four of the last six meetings, including a season sweep of the Tigers last year. The Razorbacks are 35-28 all-time against a new-look LSU squad that features first-year head coach Will Wade.
• Saturday, Jan. 20 in Bud Walton Arena
• Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Oxford, Miss.
Arkansas has back-to-back victories against Ole Miss after picking up a win over the Rebels last year in the quarterfinal round of the 2017 SEC Tournament. The Razorbacks are 44-33 all-time against Ole Miss and will make their second trip to The Pavilion in February as part of a home-and-home in 2018.
• Tuesday, Jan. 2 in Starkville, Miss.
The Bulldogs avoid a trip to Bud Walton Arena for the first time in four seasons as this year’s only matchup will take place at Humphrey Coliseum. Arkansas has won five of its last seven meetings against Mississippi State, including winning two of its last three in Starkville.
• Saturday, Jan. 13 in Bud Walton Arena
• Saturday, March 3 in Columbia, Mo.
Arkansas has two regular season meetings on the schedule with Missouri for the sixth straight year as a new-look Tiger team has first-year head coach Cuonzo Martin at the helm. The Razorbacks have won five the last six meetings and Missouri is winless in its last three trips to Bud Walton Arena.
• Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Bud Walton Arena
Coming off its first Final Four appearance in program history, South Carolina comes to Bud Walton Arena the first week of February looking to avenge a loss at home to Arkansas last season. The Razorbacks are 18-13 all-time against the Gamecocks and Arkansas has won four of the last six meetings.
• Saturday, Dec. 30 in Bud Walton Arena
After consecutive wins in Knoxville each of the last two years, Arkansas welcomes Tennessee to Bud Walton Arena with a five-game winning streak against the Volunteers. The Razorbacks have not lost to Tennessee at home since the 2008-09 season as head coach Rick Barnes enters his third season with the Vols.
• Tuesday, Jan. 30 in College Station, Texas
• Saturday, Feb. 17 in Bud Walton Arena
With a season sweep of the Aggies last year, including Arkansas’ first win in College Station since 1991, the Razorbacks have 100 all-time victories against Texas A&M. Arkansas has won three straight and four of the last five meetings against the Aggies with two more dates on the schedule this season.
• Saturday, Feb. 10 in Bud Walton Arena
After splitting the regular season series last year, Arkansas had the final word with a 14-point win in the SEC Tournament semifinal round to advance to the championship game for the second time in three seasons. The Razorbacks have a commanding 23-12 lead in the all-time series, including victories in eight of the last 11 meetings.