The Kentucky Wildcats are never ones to shy away from a challenge on the basketball court, so it’s no surprise they’re scheduling some big-name opponents.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Cats would take on a tough Utah squad each of the next two years.
According to the report from Bill Riley of ESPN, Kentucky will host Utah at Rupp Arena this year and then take on the Utes in Las Vegas during the 2019-20 season:
BREAKING..@ESPN700 has learned the Utah Basketball has agreed to a two game series with Kentucky. Utah will play at Rupp this season & meet Kentucky at T-Mobile arena in Vegas the following year. #Utes @UtahMBB
— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) May 15, 2018
In college basketball, playing and beating big-name opponents is the name of the game, so coach John Calipari’s squad has a real chance to impress the tournament selection committee with wins over Utah.
However, with the high reward comes high risk, as the Wildcats will have to be on their games or they could fall to the talented Utes each of the next two years.