The SEC schedule for the 2022-23 Kentucky women’s basketball team was released on Wednesday, including 16 conference matchups with eight on the road and eight at home.
After their miraculous run to win the SEC Tournament last year, Kentucky will travel to Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M and will host Arkansas, LSU, South Carolina, Auburn, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Tip-off times and TV designations will be released at a later time.
Just like last year, the Wildcats’ schedule will be a tough challenge as they face eight teams who were in the NCAA tournament last year.
Their SEC schedule begins on the road at Missouri on Dec. 29. The Wildcats will return home to host Arkansas on New Year’s Day on Jan. 1, before quickly hitting the road again in Athens, Ga. on Jan. 5. UK is back home for a pair of games against Kim Mulkey’s LSU on Jan. 8 and against reigning national champions South Carolina on Jan. 12. Kentucky’s last game before their Jan. 19 bye will be in Gainesville, Fl. on Jan. 15 against the Gators.
It doesn’t get any easier for the ‘Cats as they play Mississippi State in Starkville, Ms. on Jan. 22 before coming home to play Auburn on Jan. 26 and Missouri on Jan. 29.
Heading into February, the Wildcats will travel to the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. on Feb. 2 before their last bye on Feb. 5.
Their final stretch of the schedule brings Alabama to Lexington on Feb. 9 before heading to Ole Miss on Feb. 13. After the game with the Rebels, the ‘Cats head back home for a contest with Georgia on Feb. 16 followed by a short road trip to Nashville, TN, against the Commodores on Feb. 19.
The final two conference games will be a test for Kyra Elzy’s team.
From Nashville, they will head to College Station, Texas to play the Aggies on Feb. 23. Their last game will be a rivalry game against the Tennessee Volunteers in Lexington on Feb. 26.
Kentucky will look to defend their SEC Tournament title during the 2023 SEC Tournament. The competition will take place at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina for the sixth time in tournament history and the fifth time in the last seven years. The tournament begins March 1 and the championship will take place March 5.
The 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 15-April 2, with the selection show scheduled to broadcast March 12.