Other highlights on the schedule include what could be a tough stretch in February with games at Florida (7th), LSU (10th) and Tennessee (17th) in an 11-day span sandwiching a home game against South Carolina.
It will mark the first year since Rupp Arena opened in 1976 that the Wildcats and Vols will not play in Lexington.
Speaking of orange, former UT head coach Bruce Pearl, who is now leading the Auburn program, will make his return to Rupp Arena with the Tigers on Feb. 21.
All 18 of Kentucky’s conference games will appear on national television (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS or SEC Network). Television information and start times for the remainder of the non-conference schedule will be released at a later date.