UK's 2019-20 Basketball Schedule

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    UK's 2019-20 Basketball Schedule

    2019-20 UK SCHEDULE

    (Home games in all capital letters)

    Oct. 11: BIG BLUE MADNESS, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Oct. 18: BLUE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Oct. 27: x-GEORGETOWN COLLEGE, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Nov. 1: x-KENTUCKY STATE, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Nov. 5: 1-Michigan State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
    Nov. 8: EASTERN KENTUCKY
    Nov. 12: EVANSVILLE
    Nov. 18: 2-UTAH VALLEY
    Nov. 22: 2-MOUNT ST. MARY’S
    Nov. 24: 2-LAMAR
    Nov. 29: 2-UAB
    Dec. 7: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
    Dec. 14: GEORGIA TECH
    Dec. 18: 3-Utah, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
    Dec. 21: 4-Ohio State, 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
    Dec. 28: LOUISVILLE, 3:45 p.m. (CBS)
    Jan. 4: MISSOURI, 2 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Jan. 7: At Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Jan. 11: ALABAMA, Noon (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Jan. 15: At South Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Jan. 18: At Arkansas, 4 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Jan. 21: GEORGIA, 7 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or SEC Network)
    Jan. 25: 5-At Texas Tech, TBA (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Jan. 29: VANDERBILT, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
    Feb. 1: At Auburn, 6 or 8 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Feb. 4: MISSISSIPPI STATE, 9 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Feb. 8: At Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)
    Feb. 11: At Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or SEC Network)
    Feb. 15: MISSISSIPPI, 2 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Feb. 18: At LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Feb. 22: FLORIDA, 6 or 8 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    Feb. 25: At Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or SEC Network)
    Feb. 29: AUBURN, 3:45 p.m. (CBS)
    March 3: TENNESSEE, 9 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
    March 7: At Florida, 1 p.m. (CBS)

    March 11-15: 6-SEC Tournament (SEC Network or ESPN)
    1-Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York; 2-BBN Showcase at Rupp Arena; 3-At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas; 4-CBS Sports Classic at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas; 5-SEC-Big 12 Challenge; 6-At Bridgestone Arena in Nashville; x-Exhibition game.
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    Not what I would call a murderer's row non-conference schedule, but it's not as awful as some are making it out to be.

    That 11:00 pm EST game against Utah a week before Christmas sure stands out.

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Not what I would call a murderer's row non-conference schedule, but it's not as awful as some are making it out to be.

    That 11:00 pm EST game against Utah a week before Christmas sure stands out.

    What do you think?
    Yes, it's way past your bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Not what I would call a murderer's row non-conference schedule, but it's not as awful as some are making it out to be.

    That 11:00 pm EST game against Utah a week before Christmas sure stands out.

    What do you think?
    I'm looking forward to that 11 pm game against Utah, we bought our tickets last week. Still waiting for the tickets against Ohio State to go on sale.

    Michigan St is preseason number 1. Louisville and Texas Tech both top 10 teams plus Ohio State another top 25 team. Doesn't look like a terribly weak out of conference schedule to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I'm looking forward to that 11 pm game against Utah, we bought our tickets last week. Still waiting for the tickets against Ohio State to go on sale.

    Michigan St is preseason number 1. Louisville and Texas Tech both top 10 teams plus Ohio State another top 25 team. Doesn't look like a terribly weak out of conference schedule to me.
    I agree that the overall non-conference schedule is pretty strong. However the home portion of the non-conference schedule is very weak. I would not be happy if I were a season ticket holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincydragons View Post
    I agree that the overall non-conference schedule is pretty strong. However the home portion of the non-conference schedule is very weak. I would not be happy if I were a season ticket holder.
    I keep hearing this come up and I think it's pretty petty myself. UK has never, to my knowledge, been crowned non-conference at home champions based on their stellar wins over top tier teams at home. Point being UK plays for SEC championships and and NCAA championships each season, who they play at home really has little bearing on the outcome of those goals. Road games and neutral court games have much more bearing on how that plays out. Not to mention that if top teams are lucky they can get a home and home but more often than not we're seeing the best teams playing each other at neutral court big events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I keep hearing this come up and I think it's pretty petty myself. UK has never, to my knowledge, been crowned non-conference at home champions based on their stellar wins over top tier teams at home. Point being UK plays for SEC championships and and NCAA championships each season, who they play at home really has little bearing on the outcome of those goals. Road games and neutral court games have much more bearing on how that plays out. Not to mention that if top teams are lucky they can get a home and home but more often than not we're seeing the best teams playing each other at neutral court big events.
    What does any of that have to do with season ticket holders not being happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I'm looking forward to that 11 pm game against Utah, we bought our tickets last week. Still waiting for the tickets against Ohio State to go on sale.

    Michigan St is preseason number 1. Louisville and Texas Tech both top 10 teams plus Ohio State another top 25 team. Doesn't look like a terribly weak out of conference schedule to me.
    I don't think it's terribly weak either, but I don't think it's particularly strong.

    That trip to Vegas will be a nice Christmas present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    What does any of that have to do with season ticket holders not being happy?
    I think it's a dumb reason to be mad. If they want to see them play better teams then travel with the team for the big events they play in every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I think it's a dumb reason to be mad. If they want to see them play better teams then travel with the team for the big events they play in every year.
    Why buy season tickets if you have to travel to see them play anyone decent? I don’t disagree with why Cal schedules the way he does but if I were paying thousands of dollars for tickets I would want to see a couple decent teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincydragons View Post
    Why buy season tickets if you have to travel to see them play anyone decent? I don’t disagree with why Cal schedules the way he does but if I were paying thousands of dollars for tickets I would want to see a couple decent teams.
    They have Louisville and Georgia Tech at home. Last year they had Kansas at home as well but it's UK's turn to travel in that matchup this year against Texas Tech.

    Can anyone else show me a traditional blue blood school with schedule that includes more "quality non conference opponents" coming to the blue bloods house to play?

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    They need a marquee home game in the years they play the Cards on the road. Maybe bring back the UNC home and home or maybe Kansas. I do think the Big 12 game is at home in years they play at UofL, so that's normally a solid OOC game at Rupp...just later in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    They need a marquee home game in the years they play the Cards on the road. Maybe bring back the UNC home and home or maybe Kansas. I do think the Big 12 game is at home in years they play at UofL, so that's normally a solid OOC game at Rupp...just later in the year.
    Yes and this year they're playing Louisville at Rupp. You are correct.

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    I would absolutely love if Kentucky could get a home and home with Duke. Cal and Coach K need to make it happen.

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