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Kentucky hosts Centre and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Preseason-Morehead State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, the Wildcats are hosting Centre College in an in-state exhibition in Rupp Arena tonight. This is Kentucky’s final exhibition of the year before they start regular season play against Utah Valley next week.

Tonight’s game will start at 7 p.m. ET. on the SEC Network.

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