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Kentucky vs. Indiana Series Is Back

Kentucky fans have probably wondered if Kentucky would ever play Indiana again in basketball. It has been almost seven years since the two teams played each other and that game was an NCAA East Regional Second Round game in Des Moines, Iowa. Indiana won that meeting, with a score of 73-67. Kentucky leads the all-time series 32-25, however.


While the logistics of the agreement between Kentucky and Indiana are not finalized, and locations are still to be determined, the first meeting will take place during the 2025-2026 season. "We've agreed in principle that we'll be playing them," said John Calipari at the 2022 SEC Media Days.


One of the reasons why Kentucky and Indiana haven't been playing against one another the past several years is due to Calipari and former Indiana head coach, Tom Crean, getting into it over scheduling. The two head coaches could never come to an agreement on locations, thus the fact that Kentucky decided not to schedule Indiana at all.


Will Calipari still be the head coach at Kentucky in 2025 when they actually play? Who knows? It will be interesting to watch and see how this reheated rivalry develops over the coming years in its build up.

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