Happy Friday as Kentucky decided to release their full basketball schedule, as expected.
The season is finally here and here are all the dates to get you ready.
November 12: UK's Annual Pro Day (SEC Network)
November 20: Virtual Big Blue Madness (SEC Network)
November 25: Season Opener vs Morehead State (Rupp Arena)
The full schedule:
The Wildcats will play nine nonconference opponents to go along with 18 Southeastern Conference matchups. UK will play in 24 regular-season games with one three-game multi-team event, resulting in 27 total games before postseason play.
"With all that we've been through the last eight months, we are beyond grateful to return to competition and begin the 2020-21 season," UK head coach John Calipari said. "We don't know exactly how this is all going to play out with the virus, but the health and safety of our players and our staff is going to be at the forefront of everything we do.
"I want to commend our staff for being on top of the schedule. When it became clear to us that we were going to have to make adjustments, our staff was all over it. I am really pleased that we not only preserved most of our previous agreements but also kept the type of opponents on our schedule that are going to challenge our guys and help them grow."
"This schedule will serve as a great test for our young team," Calipari said. "We will have to learn to fail fast. Things will be a bit different in how we do things to stay safe, but we are going to make this as normal of an experience for our players and our fans as we can, and I'm confident what we've put together will prepare us to make a run at the end of the season. Like everyone else, I can't wait to return to competition."
Screenshot this (below), stick it to your fridge, make it your lock screen, whatever makes you happy.
Nov. 25: Morehead State (Bluegrass Showcase) Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 27: Detroit Mercy (Bluegrass Showcase) Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 29: Richmond (Bluegrass Showcase) Lexington, Ky.
Dec. 1: vs. Kansas (Champions Classic) Indianapolis
Dec. 6: vs. Georgia Tech (Holiday Hoopsgiving) State Farm Arena (Atlanta)
Dec. 12: vs. Notre Dame (Lexington, Ky.)
Dec. 19: vs. UCLA (CBS Sports Classic) Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland)
Dec. 26: at Louisville
Dec. 29: vs. South Carolina (Lexington, Ky.)
Jan. 2: at Mississippi State
Jan. 5: vs. Vanderbilt (Lexington, Ky.)
Jan. 9: at Florida
Jan. 12: vs. Alabama (Lexington, Ky.)
Jan. 16: at Auburn
Jan. 20: at Georgia
Jan. 23: vs. LSU (Lexington, Ky.)
Jan. 26: at Alabama
Jan. 30: vs. Texas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Lexington, Ky.)
Feb. 2: at Missouri
Feb. 6: vs. Tennessee (Lexington, Ky.)
Feb. 9: vs. Arkansas (Lexington, Ky.)
Feb. 13: vs. Auburn (Lexington, Ky.)
Feb. 17: at Vanderbilt
Feb. 20: at Tennessee
Feb. 23: vs. Texas A&M (Lexington, Ky.)
Feb. 27: vs. Florida (Lexington, Ky.)
March 2: at Ole Miss
March 10-14: SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)
Kentucky will share home-and-home games with Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Auburn.
Kentucky Basketball Away Games:
Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
Kentucky Basketball Home Games:
The season is finally here, and I've never been so excited to watch a team chase #9. This year we have a really good shot.