We now know who the Kentucky Wildcats will be facing in the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
After hosting the Kansas Jayhawks last season, many assumed a return trip to Lawrence was in the cards for the 2019-20 season.
Instead, Kentucky will head to Lubbock for a clash with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, according to Jon Rothstein.
Sources: Matchups for next season's SEC/Big 12 Challenge are set.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 23, 2019
Kentucky at Texas Tech
Tennessee at Kansas
Baylor at Florida
Mississippi St at Oklahoma
Missouri at West Virginia
Oklahoma St at Texas A&M
LSU at Texas
Iowa St at Auburn
Kansas St at Alabama
TCU at Arkansas
The Red Raiders who went 31-7 last season, are coming off an overtime loss to the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA National Championship Game. Head coach Chris Beard has taken Texas Tech from being a middle-of-the-pack Big 12 team to now becoming a legitimate Final Four contender, something they’ll once again be next season.
This will be a major challenge for the Wildcats, perhaps the biggest road test in the regular season. Most preseason polls have the Red Raiders inside the top 15.
What are your thoughts on playing at Texas Tech next season?