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.

Thursday, head coach John Calipari and point guard Devin Askew met with the media via Zoom to preview the matchup. Hear from both Wildcats below courtesy of The Boot Store.

John Calipari

Devin Askew

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