UK-Texas Basketball Game Time Set
Game is part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge
LEXINGTON, Ky. – As a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the game time for the Kentucky-Texas contest slated for Friday, Dec. 5 at Rupp Arena, has been set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Kentucky-Texas contest will mark one of 10 total games in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the 2014-15 season.
UK and Texas have met only once before. Kentucky captured an 86-61 win in the 1993 Maui Classic.
2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic
Wednesday, December 3rd
- Auburn @ Texas Tech – SEC Network / ESPN3 (9pm ET)
Thursday, December 4th
- LSU @ West Virginia – ESPN2 (7pm ET)
- Baylor @ Vanderbilt – ESPNU (7pm ET)
- Arkansas @ Iowa State – ESPN2 (9pm ET)
- TCU @ Ole Miss – ESPNU (9pm ET)
Friday, December 5th
- Texas @ Kentucky – ESPN (7pm ET)
- Florida @ Kansas – ESPN (9pm ET)
- Missouri @ Oklahoma – ESPNU (9:30pm ET)
Saturday, December 6th
- Oklahoma State @ South Carolina – ESPNU (12pm ET)
- Kansas State @ Tennessee – ESPN2 (3:15pm ET)
Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky 81, Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket 49
August 11, 2014
Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
Team Records, Notes
- Kentucky improves to 2-0 on its 2014 exhibition tour in the Bahamas.
- Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now 5-0 in exhibition contests in the John Calipari era.
- Associate head coach Kenny Payne served as Kentucky’s head coach in today’s contest.
- The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. ET. UK will play the Puerto Rico National Team Reserves for the second time in three days.
- UK dished out 17 assists and has combined for 37 assists in two contests. Seven different Wildcats had at least one assist in today’s game.
- For the second straight contest, Kentucky’s 10 players who posted at least 19 minutes of game action scored at least one basket.
- Kentucky dominated the boards and hauled in 38 for the contest, while limiting Chalons-Reims to just 18.
- UK’s offensive efficiency was once again stellar as the Wildcats connected on 52 percent of its shots from the floor. In two games, Kentucky is shooting at a sparkling 50 percent clip.
- Nine of Kentucky’s 29 made field goals came in the form of a dunk. Marcus Lee, Aaron Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns, Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson all registered at least one dunk.
This year’s event is being hailed as the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the non-profit Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
UK leads the all-time series against Louisville 32-15, including a pair of wins in the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals 73-66 in Rupp Arena during the regular season and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament following a 74-69 win over UofL in Indianapolis.
Kentucky has won six of its last seven meetings with Louisville.