Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs announce home-and-home males’s basketball sequence starting this yr

Gonzaga and Kentucky have agreed to a home-and-home males’s school basketball sequence starting with the Wildcats touring to Spokane in November.

The video games had been introduced in a dialog between coaches John Calipari and Mark Few throughout Kentucky’s open follow and telethon to lift cash for flood victims in jap Kentucky on Tuesday night time.

“He wants to schedule a game, but everything’s gotta be on his terms,” Calipari stated to the Rupp Enviornment crowd with Few calling in through video. “I thought we were Kentucky.”

“First of all, we were fine,” Few replied. “We were looking good, and you just said, ‘Hey you wanna play?’ And I’m like, yeah I’m good with playing.”

“And what did you say?” Calipari countered.

“I said it needs to be in Spokane,” Few stated.

After some extra banter between the 2 head coaches, they acquired all the way down to specifics.

“Nov. 20 is what would be great,” Few stated. “That suits us. How about you?”

“Let me ask you this, maybe this is crazy,” Calipari replied. “Will you come back here the following year or are you just saying it’s a one-game shot at Spokane?”

“We will absolutely come back,” Few stated. “We’ve never played at Rupp Arena, and it would be awesome.”

The 2 packages have solely performed as soon as, within the 2002 Maui Invitational. Kentucky received that sport, 80-72.

The Nov. 20 contest might be arguably the very best nonconference sport of the season. Each groups are ranked in most preseason prime fives, with Gonzaga coming in at No. 2 and Kentucky checking in at No. 4 in ESPN’s most up-to-date Approach-Too-Early High 25. It is going to additionally function two of the very best gamers within the nation going head-to-head, as Nationwide Participant of the 12 months Oscar Tshiebwe will battle two-time All-American Drew Timme.

Gonzaga is coming off a 28-4 season that ended with a loss within the Candy 16. Kentucky was shocked within the first spherical by 15-seed Saint Peter’s.