Non-Conference Schedule Appears Easier at Home for UK Men's Basketball
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has announced its non-conference schedule for the upcoming season.
The Wildcats will play exhibition games versus Northwood and Transylvania before opening the season November 9 against Maryland as part of the Barclays Center Classic. That game will be followed by another neutral-court matchup against Duke on November 13.
Kentucky takes on nine non-conference teams at Rupp Arena, five of which had losing records last season.
Coach John Calipari will put his young team to the test on the road at Notre Dame and at the KFC Yum Center on December 29 to face the Louisville Cardinals.
SEC play gets under way on January 8th. That portion of the schedule will be released later.
2012-13 KENTUCKY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
12 (Fri) BIG BLUE MADNESS
24 (Wed) BLUE-WHITE GAME
1 (Thurs) NORTHWOOD (Exh.)
5 (Mon) TRANSYLVANIA (Exh.)
9 (Fri) 1 vs. Maryland
13 (Tues) 2 vs. Duke
16 (Fri) 3 LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (Pa.)
21 (Wed) 3 MOREHEAD STATE
23 (Fri) 3 LONG ISLAND UNIV.
29 (Thu) 4 at Notre Dame
1 (Sat) BAYLOR
4 (Tues) SAMFORD
8 (Sat) PORTLAND
15 (Sat) LIPSCOMB
22 (Sat) MARSHALL
29 (Sat) at Louisville
2 (Wed) EASTERN MICHIGAN
All dates and times are subject to change.
HOME GAMES in CAPS
1– Barclays Center Classic (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.); 2–State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.);
3– Barclays Center Classic (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.); 4–SEC/Big East Challenge (South Bend, Ind.)