Vanderbilt’s men’s basketball team will have four games broadcast on ESPN this season – including both regular-season meetings with Kentucky – as part of the Southeastern Conference’s new contract with the cable broadcast outlet, the university, the conference and the network announced on Thursday.
Numerous other games will be shown on ESPN2, ESPNU in addition to those that will be broadcast on regional networks.
The Commodores will open SEC play Jan. 9 at home against Florida, a game that will be carried live by ESPN2.
After that they will play four of their next five on the road capped by trips to Knoxville (Jan. 27) and Lexington (Jan. 30). The game at Kentucky will be VU’s first appearance on ESPN.
The regular season will end with a March 6 contest at home against South Carolina.
For the complete SEC men's basketball schedule, click here.
The complete 2009-10 Vanderbilt men’s basketball schedule:
Date Opponent (TV) Location Time
Tues., Nov. 10 Alabama-Huntsville# Memorial Gym TBA
Mon., Nov. 16 Lipscomb Memorial Gym TBA
Fri., Nov. 20 St. Mary’s Moraga, Calif. TBA
2009 EA Sports Maui Invitational
Mon., Nov. 23 Cincinnati (ESPN2) Maui 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 24 Maryland/Chaminade (ESPN2) Maui 12:30/6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 25 TBA Maui TBA
Wed., Dec. 2 Missouri (ESPNU) Memorial Gym 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec 5 DePaul Memorial Gym TBA
Tues., Dec. 8 Illinois Champaign, Ill. TBA
Fri., Dec. 11 Western Kentucky Nashville, Tenn. (Sommet Center) TBA
Sat., Dec. 19 Tennessee State Memorial Gym TBA
Mon., Dec. 21 Mercer Memorial Gym TBA
Wed., Dec. 30 Manhattan Memorial Gym TBA
Sat., Jan. 2 Southern Miss Memorial Gym TBA
Mon., Jan. 4 MTSU Memorial Gym TBA
Sat., Jan. 9 Florida (ESPN2) Memorial Gym 11 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 Alabama (CSS) Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 South Carolina (CSS) Columbia, S.C. 5 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 23 Auburn (SEC Network) Memorial Gym 12.30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 27 Tennessee (ESPNU) Knoxville, Tenn. 6 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 30 Kentucky (ESPN) Lexington, Ky. 3 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 3 Mississippi State (SEC Network) Memorial Gym 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 6 Georgia (FSN) Athens, Ga. 7 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 9 Tennessee (ESPN) Memorial Gym 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13 LSU (SEC Network) Memorial Gym 12:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 18 Ole Miss (ESPNU) Oxford, Miss. 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20 Kentucky (ESPN) Memorial Gym 5 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 25 Georgia (ESPNU) Memorial Gym 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Arkansas (SEC Network) Fayetteville, Ark. 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 2 Florida (ESPN) Gainesville, Fla. 6 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 6 South Carolina (ESPN2) Memorial Gym 1 p.m.