The SEC office has announced that Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee have been named Vanderbilt’s permanent men’s basketball home and home opponents.
The Southeastern Conference announced a men’s basketball scheduling model beginning in 2015-16 that features three permanent opponents.
Each SEC team will play the other 13 teams at least one time during league play. They will then play their three permanent opponents a second time and the remaining two games will be scheduled on a rotating basis.
The 2016 men’s basketball schedule will be announced in August.
By picking up Kentucky twice it really gives the Dores a bump in RPI which is always nice to have at the end of the season when the selection committee is picking teams for the NCAA Tournament.
Alabama — Auburn / Mississippi State / LSU
Arkansas — Missouri / Texas A&M / LSU
Auburn — Alabama / Ole Miss / Georgia
Florida — Kentucky / Georgia / Vanderbilt
Georgia — South Carolina / Florida / Auburn
Kentucky — Florida / Tennessee / Vanderbilt
LSU — Texas A&M / Alabama / Arkansas
Ole Miss — Mississippi State / Auburn / Missouri
Mississippi State — Ole Miss / Alabama / South Carolina
Missouri — Arkansas / Texas A&M / Ole Miss
South Carolina — Georgia / Tennessee / Mississippi State
Tennessee — Vanderbilt / Kentucky / South Carolina
Texas A&M — LSU / Arkansas / Missouri
Vanderbilt — Tennessee / Kentucky / Florida