Announced today by the University of Kentucky Athletics, the Cats will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish the next three seasons (2020, 2021, 2022.) In the next three years the Cats and the Fighting Irish will play at each other’s building once with a neutral site match coming up next season in 2021, which has not been determined where it will be played at.
The game this year will be at Rupp Arena, December 12th.
“I’ve got a feeling these three games are going to provide some similar battles,” says Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari on the scheduled matchups with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ” Mike Brey is a terrific coach who always builds teams that are going to fight and give you everything they’ve got. I really like how our nonconference schedule is coming together for the next three seasons.”
The Cats and the Irish are no foreign foes on the hardwood as Kentucky leads the series, 43-19.
You might remember the latest matchup, the 2015 Elite 8 game in Cleveland, OH where the Cats leaned on great defensive plays by Willie Cauley-Stein and skillful offensive paint presence by Karl Anthony-Towns.
Here are some highlights to refresh your memory.
As of today we now have nine dates set for Kentucky’s non-conference schedule for the upcoming season.
November 10th (United Center-Chicago, IL): Kansas
November 13th (Rupp Arena): Detroit Mercy
November 17th (Rupp Arena): Hartford
November 20th (Rupp Arena): Georgia State
November 23rd (Rupp Arena): Richmond
November 27th (Atlanta): Georgia Tech
November 30th (Rupp Arena): Cleveland State
December 12th (Rupp Arena): Notre Dame
December 19th (CBS Sports Classic): UCLA
Two non-conference games still do not have a date yet which are the Louisville game and the annual SEC/BIG 12 Challenge.
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