As of Thursday evening, it appears the Wildcats have found that replacement.
According to multiple sources, coach John Calipari and his No. 21-ranked squad will face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas.
— Nicole Hutchison (@nhutchisontv) December 16, 2021
UNC is technically still scheduled to play against No. 4 UCLA in Las Vegas on Saturday, but that could soon be changing. With a COVID-19 outbreak within the Bruins program, Mick Cronin and his team were forced to postpone yesterday's matchup against Alabama State.
The “current plan” of Kentucky vs. North Carolina will only become official when/if UCLA officially opts out of the game.
Stay tuned for an official announcement of these reports.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.