Kentucky announces 2-game basketball series against Utah

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will host Utah next season before facing the Utes in 2019 in the first of consecutive contests in Las Vegas.

The Dec. 15 meeting at Rupp Arena will mark the first regular-season game between the schools since the Wildcats topped the Utes in November 1999. Kentucky will play Utah on Dec. 18, 2019 at Las Vegas before meeting Ohio State there three days later in a previously-scheduled matchup of the CBS Sports Classic. Kentucky is 9-2 all-time against Utah.

Utah’s December visit is part of Kentucky’s still-developing non-conference schedule that includes Duke in the Champions Classic (Nov. 16), Seton Hall in the Citi Hoops Classic (Dec. 8) and North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic (Dec. 22).

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