For the first time, the BBN will get a look at their 2021-22 Kentucky Wildcats against a different opponent.
Friday, the Wildcats will host their first of two preseason games at Rupp Arena when the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers come to town. The game tips off at 7 pm ET on the SEC Network. Go here for more info on watching and following the game.
The matchup will be the first between the NCAA Division II Panthers and the Wildcats since they battled in a preseason matchup on November 9 of 2004, where UK earned a 79-54 victory. Before that, they last met during the 1938 regular season.
Notable members of the Panthers roster include Louisville transfer Wyatt Battaile, the leading scorer from last season among returners to the team’s current roster and Morehead State transfer Sasha Sukhanov.
Kentucky will look to form their rotations and establish a starting five as they prepare for their Champions Classic November 9 regular season opener at Madison Square Garden against the Duke Blue Devils.
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