Get out your calendars because Kentucky just released the exhibition schedule for the 2019-20 season.
The Cats will host Georgetown College on Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m. and Kentucky State on Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. Both games will take place at Rupp Arena and be televised on the SEC Network. Additionally, UK announced that Big Blue Madness will take place Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network and the Blue-White Game will be Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Here’s the schedule as we know it:
|Friday, October 11||Big Blue Madness||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||SEC Network|
|Friday, October 18||Blue-White Game||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||SEC Network|
|Sunday, October 27||Georgetown College||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||SEC Network|
|Friday, November 1||Kentucky State||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||SEC Network|
|Tuesday, November 5||Michigan State (Champions Classic)||Madison Square Garden||New York, NY||ESPN|
|Friday, November 8||Eastern Kentucky||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||TBD|
|Tuesday, November 12||Evansville||Rupp Arena||Lexington, KY||TBD|
|Wednesday, December 18||Utah||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, NV||TBD|
|Saturday, December 21||Ohio State (CBS Sports Classic)||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, NV||CBS|
Kentucky has played both Georgetown College and Kentucky State before. The Cats are 2-0 in exhibition games vs. Georgetown College with the most recent meeting taking place Nov. 9, 2014. Kentucky beat Kentucky State in their lone exhibition meeting on Nov. 6, 2015 and played them once in the regular season back in Dec. 15, 2001, winning 118-63.
Of course, Georgetown College is coming off its third NAIA Division I national championship last season. The Tigers have appeared in three NAIA national championship games under current head coach and two-time NAIA Coach of the Year Chris Briggs, who is a former student manager of the Wildcat program from 2001-04 and a graduate assistant from 2004-06.
Go Cats. Go in-state exhibitions.