Oklahoma basketball: SEC 2024-25 schedule revealed for Sooners' debut season

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For the first time in over seven decades, the Oklahoma basketball team will compete against an all-new set of conference opponents as one of the new members of the Southeastern Conference next season.

On Monday this week, the Sooners got their first look at the 2024-25 SEC men's basketball schedule and who their conference opponents will be. Gone are the familiar names of Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Iowa State, replaced by the likes of Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and LSU, prominent basketball names in their own rite.

Oklahoma's 2024-25 SEC schedule includes home and home games with Texas as well as former Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas A&M. In addition to these three teams, the Sooners will play host to Kentucky. Mississippi State, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt at Lloyd Noble Center next season.

OU will go on the road to play at Alabama, Arkansas (now coached by former Kentucky head man John Calipari), Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas, Missouri and Texas A&M as part of an 18-game conference schedule.

Since the 2018-19 season, the Sooner men are 13-2 against SEC teams, largely as part of the Big 12.SEC Basketball Challenge, which was discontinued after the 2022-23 season. Oklahoma owns an all-time record of 241-194 against its 15 SEC foes. Most of those game, however, were against former Big 12 teams, Texas , Texas A&M and Missouri. The Sooners have losing records against Arkansas (13-17), Auburn (1-3). Kentucky (0-3) and Mississippi State (1-3).

SEC Conference play will tip off on Saturday, Jan. 4 and run through Saturday, March 8. The SEC postseason tournament will be held March 12-16 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Oklahoma men finished 8-10 in the Big 12 in 2023-24 and tied for ninth in the conference standings. The Sooners were 20-12 overall last season and was not selected among the 68-team field for the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.