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Kentucky has added another opponent to the non-conference basketball schedule for this upcoming season.
The Bulldogs of Yale University will make the near 800-mile trip to God's country this fall to try to knock off the Cats inside Rupp Arena. While they are not a major name or top forty program in college basketball, they still are a quality opponent who hold a chance to catch Kentucky on an off-night if not focused. Without a doubt, Kentucky should in no way lose this game, but the Bulldogs shouldn't be taken lightly.
Yale has made NCAA Tournament appearances in two of the last four seasons, coming off a 78-56 loss to 3-seeded Purdue in the First Round as a 14-seed. They also lost in the First Round to 3-seeded LSU by just 5 points in 2019, as they were a 14-seed then as well. In both of those years they won their conference tournament (Ivy League) too.
The date hasn't been set yet, but the matchup will come somewhere between mid-November to mid-December.
The Cats have only played Yale once in the program's history, dating back to December 27, 1961 in which Kentucky won 79-58.