Two new non-conference games have been announced since we previewed the schedule yesterday, so let’s run it back today with an updated look at what we know.
Kentucky vs. Kansas
Champions Classic, Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The State Farm Champions Classic is back again in 2014, this time in Indianapolis. Kentucky will meet Kansas in Lucas Oil Stadium in the first game before Michigan State vs. Duke in the nightcap.
We’ll get a look at former UK targets Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander, plus Duke’s monster recruiting class.
Kentucky vs. Texas
SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Lexington, KY
Friday, December 5
ESPN announced yesterday that Kentucky has drawn Texas in its 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge game. The Cats will host the Longhorns in Rupp Arena as one of two marquee matchups in the challenge, the other being Florida at Kansas.
Myles Turner is coming to town! Rick Barnes too!
Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky
Sunday, December 7
One day after the Texas game was made official, UK announced Eastern Kentucky will make the short drive to Rupp Arena that same weekend. The Cats and Colonels will meet on a Sunday; game time to be determined.
Kentucky vs. Providence
Providence travels to Lexington in 2014 to complete the two-game agreement that included a game in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last season. UK won in Brooklyn, 79-65.
Kentucky vs. North Carolina
The UK-UNC regular season rivalry returns to Rupp Arena in 2014. We last saw the Tar Heels in Lexington in 2011 when Anthony Davis swatted John Henson to take the game, 73-72.
Kentucky will look to avenge its loss in Chapel Hill last season.
Kentucky vs. UCLA
CBS Sports Classic, Chicago Illinois
Saturday, December 20, 2014
UK will meet UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic, a new three-year round-robin event featuring UK, UCLA, North Carolina and Ohio State. The Cats and Bruins will play in the second game at 3:30 pm in the United Center. It will be the two teams’ first meeting since 2006 when Ramel, Joe, Randolph and the boys lost in the Maui Invitational.
Kentucky @ Louisville
We’ll be traveling to the Yum! Center (groan) to watch UK vs. Louisville as part of the home-and-home series that dates back to 1983. The game will likely be on Saturday, December 27 or Saturday, January 3.
The “Foreign Trip”
Bahamas? Puerto Rico? TELL US ALREADY!!!!!