LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Kentucky will face defending champion Duke and host in-state rival Louisville in a challenging non-conference schedule including road games at UCLA and Kansas.
The Wildcats will also host Arizona State (Dec. 12) and meet Ohio State on Dec. 19 in Brooklyn, New York, in the non-league schedule released Thursday. They open at home Nov. 13-14 against Albany and NJIT respectively before meeting the champion Blue Devils on Nov. 17 in Chicago.
Kentucky follows with home games against Wright State, Boston and Illinois State sandwiched around a Nov. 27 meeting in Miami against South Florida, which is coached by former Wildcats assistant Orlando Antigua. The Wildcats face UCLA on Dec. 3 and will host Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 9) and Louisville (Dec. 26) and travel to Kansas on Jan. 30.