The complete Kentucky women’s basketball schedule has officially been finalized.
On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the Wildcats will play 11 nationally televised games during the upcoming 2023-24 season — two out of conference and the rest against SEC opponents. Nine of those games will take place solely on the SEC Network, with a home matchup against Texas A&M on Feb. 11 set for ESPN2 and the in-state battle against rival Louisville on Dec. 11 assigned to the ACC Network. The rest of Kentucky’s games this season will be broadcast on the SEC Network+ or ESPN+.
Additionally, UK announced that all SEC home games will be played at Rupp Arena while Memorial Coliseum — the team’s usual home venue — undergoes construction. Of the Wildcats’ 17 regular season home games, 12 of them will be played at Rupp Arena. Four will take place at Transylvania’s Clive M. Beck Center and one at Georgetown College’s Davis-Reid Alumni Gym — all against non-conference opponents.
Kentucky WBB ’23-24 national TV games
- Nov. 30 vs. Boston College | 7:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
- Dec. 10 @ Louisville | 2:00 p.m. EST (ACC Network)
- Jan. 7 @ Tennessee | Noon EST (SEC Network)
- Jan. 15 @ South Carolina | 7:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
- Jan. 28 @ Alabama | 5:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
- Feb. 4 @ Georgia | Noon EST (SEC Network)
- Feb. 11 vs. Texas A&M | 4:00 p.m. EST (ESPN2/SEC Network)
- Feb. 15 @ Auburn | 7:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
- Feb. 18 vs. Florida | Noon EST (SEC Network)
- Feb. 25 vs. South Carolina | 3:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
- Mar. 3 @ LSU | 2:00 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
Head coach Kyra Elzy, about to enter her fourth season in charge, has her work cut out for her with the slate of games this season. It starts off easy with a handful of cupcakes to begin the schedule but quickly picks up in mid-November. UK will hit the road for the first time on Nov. 19 to face Florida Gulf Coast, which is expected to start the year as a borderline Top 25 team.
Just four days later is a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a three-day, three-game event called the 2023 Paradise Jam, which includes NC State and Colorado — two teams projected as possible Top 25 programs — along with another Power 6 opponent in Cincinnati. Kentucky returns to take on Boston College in Lexington as part of the brand-new ACC/SEC Challenge before hosting Minnesota a week later. Four days after that, the ‘Cats head to Louisville for a showdown against a likely-ranked Cardinals team.
Six of Kentucky’s first 11 games will come against Power 6 opponents, not including Florida Gulf Coast. After Louisville is a three-game stretch against inferior teams, but then it jumps right into SEC action where UK will face South Carolina twice, defending national champion LSU on the road, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Tennessee — teams all projected to be among or near the preseason Top 25.
You can view the entire 2023-24 schedule here.