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Kentucky Women's Basketball Announces 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

Matchups with Duke, Arizona State, and Louisville highlight the non-conference schedule for UK Hoops this coming season.

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The Kentucky women's basketball team announced the non-conference portion of their 2015-16 schedule on Thursday.

It will feature eight home games, including matchups vs. Duke and Louisville in Rupp Arena. Along with a trip to Arizona State, the Cats will face four teams that appeared in the NCAA Tournament last season, including three who finished in the Sweet 16. The Wildcats will make their first trip to Wells Fargo Arena on Nov. 15, traveling to Arizona State, which advanced to Sweet 16 last season before earning a No. 8 final ranking.

"Once again, I think we put together a non-conference schedule that is challenging and one that our fans will enjoy," UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell said. "We will play four NCAA Tournament teams in Arizona State, Duke, Louisville and Tennessee State and two other teams, Eastern Michigan and Middle Tennessee, who advanced far in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. This schedule should help us in the preparation for the always-rugged Southeastern Conference."

The first of two "Pack the House" games comes on Dec. 10 vs. Louisville in Rupp Arena. UK has won the last four meetings in the rivalry and three straight in Lexington. 

On Dec. 20, Kentucky will take on Duke in the Wildcats' second "Pack the House" game of the season. Here's the full non-conference schedule: