Late switch, Cats to face North Carolina on Saturday in Cleveland

Late switch, Cats to face North Carolina on Saturday in Cleveland
FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call with referee John Higgins in the first half of the South Regional final game against North Carolina in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) (Source: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - UK will not face UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead the Cats will take on #22 North Carolina (4-2).

The switch was the result of trying to closely align COVID-19 protocols between the competing programs and their conferences.

UCLA (5-1), from the PAC-12 will now face #20 Ohio State (5-1), from the Big Ten, at 4:15 p.m.

The Cats (1-4) and Tar Heels will play at 2 p.m. in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

UNC leads the all-time series 24-16.

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