LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's non-conference opponents include Baylor at Rupp Arena and Duke and in-state rival Louisville on the road.
Highlighting the Wildcats' early-season schedule released Thursday is a Nov. 17 meeting at Rupp against Baylor, which they beat 133-130 in four overtimes last December. The Wildcats will travel to Duke (Dec. 21) after visiting Louisville on Dec. 7.
Kentucky will also visit Central Michigan (Nov. 22) before facing Illinois, Oklahoma and South Florida at the Paradise Jam Island Tournament in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Nov. 27-29.
The Wildcats' other non-league home opponents include Appalachian State (Nov. 14); Morehead State (Nov. 19); Northern Kentucky (Dec. 3); Middle Tennessee State (Dec. 12); Belmont (Dec. 14); and Tennessee State (Dec. 28). Kentucky hosts Pikeville in its only exhibition on Nov. 6.