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UK releases 2014-15 non-conference basketball schedule

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UK Releases 2014-15 Non­-Conference Schedule

Wildcats to face five of winningest programs in college basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has announced its 2014-15 men's basketball non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by five of the winningest programs in college basketball history.

The Wildcats will face off against some of the most tradition-laden teams in the history of the sport including, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, UCLA and Louisville, all of whom are among the top 20 winningest programs in college basketball.

Kentucky will open with a pair of games in Rupp Arena against Grand Canyon University on Nov. 14 and Buffalo on Nov. 16 in the 2014 Cawood Ledford Classic.

For the fourth straight year, UK participates in the State Farm Champions Classic, taking on Kansas on Nov. 18 in Indianapolis.

The Wildcats will return home for three straight games, including a tilt with Boston (Nov. 21) and the final two games of the Cawood Ledford Classic against Montana State (Nov. 23) and UT-Arlington (Nov. 25).

Kentucky closes out November hosting Providence on Nov. 30 in Rupp Arena.

The Wildcats will ring in December with four straight home games beginning with the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 5, when the Texas Longhorns come to Lexington. Kentucky will then host Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 7), Columbia (Dec. 10) and North Carolina (Dec. 13) before heading to Chicago to take on UCLA in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic on Dec. 20.

UK closes out the 2014 calendar year against in-state rival Louisville on Dec. 27.

Prior to regular-season action, Kentucky hosts a pair of in-state exhibition games. The first will be Nov. 2 against Pikeville, followed by a matchup against Georgetown College on Nov. 7.

Additional times and television information will be released at later dates.
2014-15 KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
AUGUST
10 (Sun) % vs. Puerto Rico National Team Reserves (ESPNU) 1:00 pm
11 (Mon) % vs. Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ESPNU) 1:00 pm
12 (Tues) % vs. Puerto Rico National Team Reserves (ESPNU) 1:00 pm
15 (Fri) % vs. Dominican Republic National Team (SEC Network) 1:00 pm
16 (Sat) % vs. Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (SEC Network) 1:00 pm
17 (Sun) % vs. Dominican Republic National Team (SEC Network) 1:00 pm
OCTOBER
17 (Fri) BIG BLUE MADNESS (TBA) TBA
27 (Mon) BLUE-WHITE GAME (TBA) TBA
NOVEMBER
2 (Sun) * PIKEVILLE (TBA) TBA
7 (Fri) * GEORGETOWN COLLEGE (TBA) TBA
14 (Fri) 1 GRAND CANYON (SEC NETWORK) TBA
16 (Sun) 1 BUFFALO (ESPNU) TBA
18 (Tues) 2 vs. Kansas (ESPN) TBA
21 (Fri) BOSTON (TBA) TBA
23 (Sun) 1 MONTANA STATE (TBA) TBA
25 (Tues) 1 UT-ARLINGTON (TBA) TBA
30 (Sun) PROVIDENCE (ESPN2) 2:00 pm
DECEMBER
5 (Fri) 3 TEXAS (ESPN) TBA
7 (Sun) EASTERN KENTUCKY (TBA) TBA
10 (Wed) COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (ESPN2) 7:00 pm
13 (Sat) NORTH CAROLINA (CBS) Noon

20 (Sat) 4 vs. UCLA (CBS) 3:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                              27 (Sat) at Louisville (ESPN2) TBA                                                                                                                                                                                As of July 2, 2014 – All Times Eastern; HOME GAMES in BOLD CAPS

 

 

All dates and times are subject to change.
%– Foreign Tour Exhibition Games (Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, Nassau, Bahamas); *–Exhibition Games;
1–Cawood Ledford Classic (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.); 2–Champions Classic (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.);
3–SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.); 4–CBS Sports Classic (United Center, Chicago, Ill.);
5–SEC Tournament (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.)


Official release from UK sports information