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Kentucky’s non-conference schedule is out

We now know the 13 opponents on Kentucky’s non-conference men’s basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season and it includes 12 schools that reached the postseason last year, eight of which were in the NCAA tournament.

The schedule is as follows:

Kentucky vs. Utah Valley
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Friday, November 10
Kentucky vs. Vermont
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Sunday, November 12
Kentucky vs. Kansas 
Chicago, Il. | United Center
Champions Classic
Tuesday, November 14
Kentucky vs. ETSU
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Friday, November 17
Kentucky vs. Troy
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Monday, November 20
Kentucky vs. Fort Wayne
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Wednesday, November 22
Kentucky vs. UIC
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Sunday, November 26
Kentucky vs. Harvard
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Saturday, December 2
Kentucky vs. Monmouth
New York, Ny. | Madison Square Garden
Citi Double Cash Classic
Saturday, December 9
Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech 
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Sunday, December 16
Kentucky vs. UCLA 
New Orleans, La. | Smoothie King Center
CBS Sports Classic
Saturday, December 23
Kentucky vs. Louisville
Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena
Friday, December 29
Kentucky @ West Virginia
Morgantown, Wv. | WVU Coliseum
Big 12/SEC Challenge
Saturday, January 27

The SEC schedule will feature nine home games and nine away games, which were announced last week without dates. Kentucky will play Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and Missouri twice (home and away); play Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State at home; and play on the road at Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and South Carolina.

The full schedule will be released later this summer.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Kentucky’s non-conference schedule is out

  1. Sarahvah
    2:28 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know anything about Troy basketball but UIC is usually always bad. The rest of these teams are pretty good. No cakewalk among the lower level schools.

  2. JTHinton
    2:50 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah, one of our tougher schedules in recent years. Tougher than 14-15 (neut. Kansas, vs Texas, at UL, neut. UCLA, vs Providence, vs UNC)?

  3. Uncle Julio
    2:57 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    I feel like Fort Wayne is on the schedule as a way to troll IU

    • BigBlueMeade
      3:00 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink


  4. az1006
    3:05 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    I like the schedule…With such a young team, it’s nice that it isn’t as heavily front-loaded as some schedules have been (besides Kansas the first week of the season). Really tough as we approach conference play, and that’s really how it should be. Really only a couple of cupcakes, and the rest are quality teams.

  5. Rick_S
    3:13 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    cupcake city

    • catsarerunnin
      3:59 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      Obviously you’re a Ding Dong…

    • Eazy
      10:35 am June 7, 2017 Permalink

      Lol, 6 top 15 teams and a loaded SEC. it’s easily one of the hardest schedules in the country. Most of the mid majors are solid, too.

  6. notaprinceaking
    4:31 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Love the ETSU game. A solid program.

  7. Lip Man 1
    4:32 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    The other thing is UK has only one true road game out of that bunch and three neutral site games…everything else is at Rupp which is probably good for a team so inexperienced to start off the season.