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Tennessee basketball’s SEC opponents announced for 2024-25 season

Tennessee men’s basketball will host Alabama in Knoxville and play Kentucky home and away in the 2024-25 season in a new scheduling format, the SEC announced on Monday.

Only SEC opponents and game sites were announced. Dates of the games will be released later.

The Vols will play Kentucky and Vanderbilt home and away as permanent opponents. They also will face Florida twice as a rotating opponent.

Tennessee’s home game against Alabama is notable because of their deep NCAA tournament runs last season. The Vols reached the Elite 8 for the second time in program history after earning the SEC regular-season title. Alabama made it to the Final Four for the first time.

Last season, Tennessee won both games against Alabama. Next season, they’ll meet only once, at Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.

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But the Vols should be tested throughout their SEC schedule, which includes 10 of 18 games against 2024 NCAA tournament teams.

However, Tennessee and Kentucky are the only schools that will not host new SEC members Texas or Oklahoma in 2024-25. The Vols will play both schools on the road.

Tennessee’s SEC home opponents include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

And Tennessee’s SEC road opponents include: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

Adam Sparks is the Tennessee football beat reporter. E-mail [email protected]. X, formerly known as Twitter@AdamSparks. Support strong local journalism by subscribing at knoxnews.com/subscribe.

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