Two of college basketball’s preeminent programs are squaring off.
Kentucky and Gonzaga will play a men’s basketball home-and-home series starting this upcoming season. Wildcats head coach John Calipari and Bulldogs head coach Mark Few announced the series on Tuesday during a UK fundraiser at Rupp Arena to aid victims of the deadly flooding in Kentucky.
Few joined Calipari on the video board for some banter before announcing that the teams would tip off the series on Nov. 20 at Gonzaga.
The teams will meet again in Lexington during the 2023-24 season. The games will be the first time the programs have met on each other’s home floors. UK and Gonzaga have met just once previously at the 2002 Maui Invitational. No. 15 Kentucky beat 20th-ranked Gonzaga, 80-72.