With less three months to go until the 2018-19 college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats now officially know what they're non-conference schedule will look like.
The team gets its regular season started against Duke in the Champions Classic on Nov. 6. They face a handful of mid-major schools before traveling to New York to take on Seton Hall on Dec. 8. Following a matchup with Utah, the Wildcats then face Utah, North Carolina and travel to Louisville before starting conference play.
On Jan. 26, Kentucky will host Kansas as past of the annual SEC/Big 12 challenge.
Hard to think of an opening night game in college basketball that will be more anticipated that this year's tilt between Duke and Kentucky in the Champions Classic. Is it November 6th yet?— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 16, 2018
It's a pretty tough schedule to face, even for a blue blood program like Kentucky. However, John Calipari will have his team ready for what lies ahead.
The longtime head coach welcomes an impressive recruiting class to Lexington. Out of the five incoming freshmen, four of them were rated as 5-star recruits coming out of high school. Only Duke had a better recruiting class.
As always, expectations for the Wildcats will be high, so regardless of who's on the schedule, the Wildcats will need to prove themselves not only as the best team in the SEC, but in the country.