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REPORT: Kentucky Basketball Adds East Tennessee State to Schedule


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Jon Rothstein, Twitter’s favorite college basketball source-guy, reports that Kentucky has a new addition to the 2017-18 non-conference schedule.  The Cats will reportedly host East Tennessee State at Rupp Arena.

Hailing from Johnson City, Tennessee, last year the Buccaneers won the Southern Conference Tournament after a first-place regular season finish to advance to their first NCAA Tournament since 2010.  They lost to Florida 80-65 in the First Round.

The Bucs are coached by Steve Forbes.  The former Wichita State assistant turned a 16-14 team into second-place SoCon finishers in his first year, followed by the NCAA Tournament appearance in his second year.  Forbes lost six seniors off last year’s team, including Indiana transfer/human pun Peter Jurkin.

Here’s what the non-conference schedule will look like after the addition of the Buccaneers:

  • November 14 vs. Kansas (Champions Classic)
  • TBD vs. ETSU
  • December 2 vs. Harvard
  • December 9 vs. Monmouth (MSG)
  • December 16 vs. Virginia Tech
  • December 23 vs. UCLA (CBS Sports Classic)
  • TBD vs. Louisville
  • January 27 at West Virginia (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

One response to “REPORT: Kentucky Basketball Adds East Tennessee State to Schedule”

  1. runningunnin.454

    Did they reload like we did?
    BTW that Indiana transfer does have a very unfortunate name, LOL.