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UK Hoops gets 2 home games moved to Rupp Arena

The Cats will have two big matchups at Rupp this season, one of which will be against Tennessee.

NCAA Womens Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Tennessee vs Kentucky Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Two Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball games – Jan. 28 vs. Alabama and Feb. 11 vs. Tennessee – are moving to Rupp Arena to help relieve a crowded Memorial Coliseum event schedule, the school announced Thursday.

Kentucky vs. Alabama on Thursday, Jan. 28 will tip at 6:30 pm ET on the SEC Network, while the Wildcats’ rivalry clash with the Vols will tip at 7 pm ET on Thursday, Feb. 11 on SEC Network+ through WatchESPN.

Fan attendance will still be limited to 15% of normal arena capacity. Ticket information will be announced soon. More gameday information will be made available closer to gameday.

The move helps provide flexibility with the Memorial Coliseum event schedule as the UK gymnastics team begins its 2021 season along with preseason practice for the UK volleyball team, which will have a spring season this year due to a shortened 2020 fall schedule.

Kentucky is 28-19 all-time in Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center and has played at least one game there each of the last 10 years. This will be the second time Kentucky has faced Alabama in Rupp Arena and the third time the Wildcats and Vols have played there.

While you’re here, check out some highlights of Kentucky’s most recent win, a 75-62 triumph over No. 10 Arkansas.

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