For one night at least, the ballyhooed two-platoon system will take a break.
Kentucky’s exhibition season kicks off Monday with the Blue-White Scrimmage. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena.
Logistically, because it’s an intrasquad scrimmage, the hockey line-like shifts that have shaped much of the preseason talk won’t be put into action Monday. Instead, the two platoons will go head-to-head in a scrimmage the Wildcats say is all about pride.
“I think everybody’s going to have fun being able to play an actual game,” freshman Trey Lyles said Friday. “Madness was more just like pickup, but now playing against each other competitively is going to be a lot of fun.”