The SEC releases the conference portion of its basketball slate; we pick the best matchups for each day

 Billy Jones   in Basketball

Here's our pick for the most exciting game of each day.

Graphic courtesy of the SEC.

The conference portion of the Southeastern Conference basketball schedule was released this week, and there will certainly be many fascinating and exciting matchups to watch this season. 

With that, here's our pick for the best matchups on each day:

Midweek 0 (12/29)

Tennessee at Alabama (Wed.)

Midweek 1 (1/4,5)

Kentucky at LSU (Wed.)

Weekend 1(1/8)

Tennessee at LSU

Midweek 2 (1/11,12)

Auburn at Alabama (Tues.)

Weekend 2 (1/15)

Tennessee at Kentucky

Midweek 3 (1/18,19)

LSU at Alabama (Wed.)

Weekend 3 (1/22)

Kentucky at Auburn

Midweek 4 (1/25,26)

Florida at Tennessee (Tues.)

Weekend 4 (1/29)

SEC/Big 12 Challenge:

Baylor at Al  abama

Oklahoma at Auburn

Kentucky at Kansas

Tennessee at Texas

West Virginia at Arkansas

Midweek 5 (2/1,2)

Alabama at Auburn (Tues.)

Weekend 5 (2/5)

Kentucky at Alabama

Midweek 6 (2/8,9)

Auburn at Arkansas (Wed.)

Weekend 6 (2/12)

Arkansas at Alabama

Midweek 7 (2/15,16)

Kentucky at Tennessee (Tues.)

Weekend 7 (2/19)

Alabama at Kentucky

Midweek 8 (2/22,23)

LSU at Kentucky (Wed.)

Weekend 8 (2/26)

Kentucky at Arkansas

Midweek 9 (3/1,2)

LSU at Arkansas (Wed.)

Weekend 9 (3/5)

Arkansas at Tennessee