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Monday Quickies: Bahamas Week Edition

We’re close to a first look at Kentucky basketball

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We’re finally about to get just a taste of Kentucky basketball.

UK will start its Bahamas slate on Wednesday with a game against the Bahamas National Team. It’s one of four games they’ll play over the next week. Here’s a look at the full schedule.

  • vs. Bahamas National Team, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • vs. San Lorenzo De Almagro, Thursday, 7 p.m.
  • vs. Mega Bemax, Saturday, 7 p.m.
  • vs. Team Toronto, Sunday, 4 p.m.

All the games will be broadcast on the SEC Network, and will be held in the Atlantis Imperial Arena.

It’ll give us our first chance to see a Kentucky team that has National Championship expectations.

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