7:02:59 UK vs. UAB

Kentucky sophomore guard Ashton Hagans plays defense during the game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 69-58. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

The Wildcats took another step to completing their schedule for the 2020-2021 campaign on Wednesday, agreeing to take on two schools from Coach Cal’s old stomping grounds.

Kentucky will now play the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers on December 6th, and the Marshall Thundering Herd on December 29th. The Cats will take on the two teams, both of which hail from John Calipari’s former conference (Conference USA).

The moves come after the Cats agreed to a three-game series with Notre Dame in late May, the first of which comes this season.

This year’s game with the Blazers will be Kentucky’s seventh against them since 1949-1950. The Cats are 3-3 over that stretch, including a 69-58 win in Rupp Arena last season.

Kentucky last matched up with Marshall in December 2012, where the Cats won 82-54. The Thundering Herd are 0-6 versus Kentucky since 1949-1950, with the average margin of defeat standing at 21.5 points.

    *Kentucky Non-Conference Schedule*


 OpponentDate Location 
 Kansas 11/10 United Center, Chicago IL
Detroit-Mercy 11/13 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Hartford 11/17 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Georgia State 11/20 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Richmond 11/23 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Georgia Tech 11/27 State Farm Arena, Atlanta GA
 Cleveland State 11/30 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 UAB 12/6 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Notre Dame 12/12 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
 Marshall 12/29 Rupp Arena, Lexington KY