The Kentucky Wildcats (1-4) are running out of time to stack quality wins before SEC play begins, but Saturday, they’ll have a golden opportunity to build their resume.
In a surprising switch, UK will face the No. 22 North Carolina Tar Heels (4-2) in Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland rather than the UCLA Bruins.
Unlike Kentucky, North Carolina is off to a strong start this season, with their two losses coming to No. 3 Iowa and No. 11 Texas.
Saturday’s meeting will be the first matchup between UK and UNC since the 2018 CBS Sports Classic, where Kentucky took down the Tar Heels 80-72 in Chicago. All-time, UNC leads the series 24-16.