Kentucky adds home and home series with Gonzaga
Kentucky basketball announced Tuesday evening that it will play a home and home series against Gonzaga. The Wildcats will travel to Spokane to battle against the Bulldogs on Nov. 20. Gonzaga will travel to Rupp Arena in the 2023-24 season.
The announcement was made at Kentucky’s scrimmage at open practice.
John Calipari video calls Mark Few of Gonzaga during a break in the scrimmage. On the big screen, Few addresses the Cats, says they’re doing “God’s work,” and “it’s so cool what you’re doing.” Cal then says UK will schedule a game against Gonzaga on Nov. 20 & Zags return to Rupp
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) August 2, 2022
The Wildcats are raising awareness for Eastern Kentucky flooding and have raised $1.2 million for the cause, per Kentucky Basketball.
Over $1.2 MILLION now for Kentucky Flood Relief.
— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 2, 2022
This will be Kentucky and Gonzaga’s 2nd all-time matchup, one Kentucky won 80-72. The Wildcats and Bulldogs are both preseason top 5 teams per CBS, with Gonzaga coming in at No. 1 and Kentucky at No. 4.
Kentucky has one of the toughest non-conference slates in the country, and this news just adds to it. The entirety of that non-conference schedule can be found below:
- Nov. 15: Michigan State
- Nov. 20: Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Nov. 29: Bellarmine
- Dec. 4: Michigan
- Dec. 17: UCLA
- Dec. 31: Louisville
- Jan. 28: Kansas