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UK meets Texas in Rupp Arena on Jan. 30 in SEC/Big 12 Challenge; Texas finished 19-12 last season

By Eric Lindsey University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky will play host to Texas on Jan. 30 in Rupp Arena as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The matchup will mark just the third all-time meeting between the two schools. It will also be a reunion of sorts for Kentucky staffer Jai Lucas, who came on board during the offseason to be UK’s special assistant to the head coach/recruiting...

Kentucky to host Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky and Kansas are getting used to playing each other and the two foes will meet for a fifth straight season in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 26 at Rupp Arena. Dating back to the 2014-15 campaign, the Wildcats and Jayhawks have played in either the State Farm Champions Classic or the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Next year’s meeting will mark the second time in the...

Keith Taylor: Cats lacked toughness and defense down the stretch in loss to No. 2 Kansas

Kentucky just wasn’t tough enough to stop Kansas. The Wildcats proved they could compete with the Jayhawks and even held a 12-point lead in the first half in the much-anticipated showdown between the two traditional college basketball giants. Despite the double-digit lead and home court advantage, Kentucky couldn’t hold on as Kansas used an 11-0 run late in the second half to hand the Wildcats...

Kentucky women to host Oklahoma in 2016 SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Memorial

The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will face a familiar foe in the 2016 Southeastern Conference/Big 12 Challenge when it squares off against Oklahoma at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 1, it was announced Monday by the league offices. The two teams battled in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament last season in Lexington when the No. 3 seed Kentucky beat sixth-seeded Oklahoma,...

Powerhouse matchup: Kentucky to host Kansas in annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge next season

After putting together an overtime classic last season in Lawrence, Kan., the Kentucky men’s basketball team will get the Kansas Jayhawks at Rupp Arena in the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge next season. The Jayhawks’ return trip on Jan. 28 will mark the first time the two schools have met inside Rupp Arena since Jan. 9, 2005. Kentucky coach John Calipari (Bill Thiry Photo) This marks the fourth...

Cats get Texas in SEC/Big 12 Challenge; 2014-15 nonconference schedule loaded

By Eric Lindsey CoachCal.com   Just when Kentucky’s 2014-15 nonconference schedule looked like it couldn’t get any better, along came Texas.   UK will host the Longhorns on Dec. 5 at Rupp Arena as a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, joining an already loaded 2014-15 nonconfernece schedule for the Wildcats that includes matchups with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago (announced...