Kentucky faces Stephen F. Austin in season opener – all you need to know

And they’re off.
In a state that loves its horse racing and its basketball, those three words together are as exciting as any. For the 2016-17 men’s basketball team, they’re appropriate to describe the breakneck pace at which the Wildcats will play this season, not to mention how their starts.
Fri., Nov. 11 – 7 p.m. ET

Lexington, Ky.
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“We probably did overschedule,” Coach Cal said Thursday afternoon. “You talk about some of the teams that we’re playing and even your first game is against a team that’s been to three Tournaments back-to-back-to-back who will come in here with the idea of their beating a young team.”
Friday’s season opener against Stephen F. Austin (0-0) will pit two teams looking to answer questions after losing plenty of firepower from a year ago.

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