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Texas Tech embraces rare encounter against Kentucky in Saturday’s Big 12/SEC Challenge

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Texas Tech and Kentucky have played just four games against each other and the two teams haven’t met in more than two decades. A fifth meeting will take place this weekend. For the first time since 1965, the 15th-ranked Wildcats will take on the No. 18 Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas in the Big 12/SEC Challenge Saturday. The two programs haven’t played since Kentucky...

UK draws national runner-up Texas Tech in Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 25 in Lubbock, Texas

The final piece of the 2019-20 University of Kentucky men’s basketball non-conference schedule came into place Thursday, and it’s a good one. The Wildcats will visit the 2019 national runners-up, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, on Jan. 25 at United Supermarkets Arena as a part of the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The full slate of games was announced Thursday by the respective leagues. It will...

Wildcats collide with West Virginia on ESPN as part of Big 12/SEC Men’s Basketball Challenge

ESPN has announced the television network designations and start times for the fifth annual Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic. Four of the 10 games will be televised on ESPN, four on ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU. All 10 games will also be available on the ESPN app. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the Saturday roadshow that discusses the top storylines of the college...

UT’s Barnes likes Cats’ chances against No. 2 Kansas

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says UK has a good chance to beat Kansas Saturday at Rupp Arena (Keith Taylor Photo) Fresh off an 82-80 triumph over Kentucky Tuesday night, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes thinks the Wildcats will bounce back just fine, starting with Saturday’s contest against Kansas in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. “They put the Big 12/SEC Challenge this time of year to gain some notoriety...