Date set for UK-UofL basketball matchup

An official date and broadcast details have been set for this year's matchup between John Calipari's Wildcats and Rick Pitino's Cardinals.

The annual Kentucky-Louisville rivalry has been scheduled for Dec. 27 at the Yum! Center and will air on ESPN2. Game time has yet to be determined.

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This year's event is being named the "Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout" with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the non-profit Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Both teams are expected to be ranked among the nation's finest with players like Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson and the Harrison twins returning for the Cats to face the Montrezl Harrell-led Cards.

Kentucky defeated Louisville 73-66 in Rupp Arena during last year's regular season matchup and again 74-69 in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. The Cats lead the all-time series 32-15.

Calipari owns a 6-1 record against Pitino since coming to UK.


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