The Kentucky basketball team will reportedly begin a two-game series with the Utah Utes this fall. According to Bill Riley of ESPN Radio Salt Lake City, Utah will travel to Rupp Arena this season. In 2019-20, the Cats will head west to play the Utes at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Two weeks ago, John Calipari hinted at a pair of potential destination games in the future. It looks like this is one of those destination games.
Hailing from the Pac-12, Utah has missed the previous two NCAA Tournaments. Larry Krystkowiak took them to the second round in 2016 before falling to Gonzaga, and to the Sweet 16 in 2015.
It will be just the second time Kentucky has played the Utes in the a regular season game since 1976. The last time the two played, Ramel “Smooth” Bradley squared up with Andrew Bogut in the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. More famously, the Comeback Cats took down Rick Majerus’ team 78-69 in the 1998 National Championship.