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Kentucky faces Dukes of Duquesne – all you need to know

Kentucky returns home fresh off their impressive rout of Michigan State to face Duquesne.

Tue., Nov. 20 – 9 p.m. ET
Rupp Arena
Lexington, Ky.
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After playing in the bright lights and hype of the Champions Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden, a big question will be how No. 2 Kentucky responds to more subdued environment.

The Wildcats return home fresh off their impressive 69-48 rout of No. 13 Michigan State and they will get their answers Sunday night against Duquesne.

“Great question,” Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne said Friday. “But we don't have to worry about that. The way that we coach, the way that we prepare those kids know that after that game is over, we celebrate. It's over. On to the next.”

“The issue is outside of this environment. The friends. The parents. Their families. Now, they might talk to them about, ‘Man, you all are the real deal.' But when they walk in this gym and they walk in our offices, they know it's on to the next. So they have no time to relax and feel good about anything. We're trying to get better.”

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