Mike Woodson wants to see return of Indiana-Kentucky basketball series
Kentucky and Indiana haven’t played a regular-season basketball game since 2011. Mike Woodson wants to see that change.
The Hoosiers head coach told reporters Wednesday that he has spoken to Wildcats head coach John Calipari about renewing the rivalry.
“I’m gonna stay on his heels about trying to get the Kentucky-Indiana series back on the table,” Woodson told reporters, per Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star. “Over the years, that was a helluva game. It might not be Bloomington-Lexington. However we’ve got to get it done, I’ll take it.”
The teams faced each other annually from 1969 to 2011. The last regular-season meeting took place on Dec. 10, 2011, in Assembly Hall, when Indiana won 73-72. The last 2 meetings have been in the NCAA Tournament. UK won 102-90 on March 23, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Indiana won the most recent meeting, 73-67 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on March 19, 2016.
Kentucky leads the all-time series 32-25.