Kentucky will host Yale as part of 2022-23 non-conference schedule

Jack PIlgrimby:Jack Pilgrim08/20/22

Kentucky basketball’s non-conference schedule for the 2022-23 season is coming together quite nicely. After recently adding a home-and-home series with Gonzaga, the Wildcats have added another home matchup against a new squad of Bulldogs in Yale.

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports was the first to break the news.

Kentucky has only played Yale once in history, a 79-58 victory over the Bulldogs back on December 27, 1961. Larry Pursiful led the Wildcats with 25 points in the win, followed by Carroll Burchett and Cotton Nash with 16 points apiece. UK would go on to the Elite Eight that year.

Now, Yale joins a deep non-conference schedule for Kentucky that includes matchups against Michigan State, Gonzaga, Michigan, UCLA, Louisville and Kansas, among others.

No date has been scheduled yet for Kentucky vs. Yale, just one of two non-conference games without an announced date. The other? UK vs. Duquesne, also set to take place in Lexington at Rupp Arena

Take a look at the latest non-conference schedule for the Wildcats:

  • TBA: Yale | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  • TBA: Duquesne | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  • Nov. 15 (Tue.): Michigan State (Champions Classic) | Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov. 18 (Fri.): North Florida | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  • Nov. 20 (Sun.): Gonzaga | McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA
  • Nov. 29 (Tue.): Bellarmine | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  • Dec. 4 (Sun.): Michigan (Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase) | The O2 Arena, London, England
  • Dec. 17 (Sat.): UCLA (CBS Sports Classic) | Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Dec. 31 (Sat.): Louisville | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  • Jan. 28 (Sat.): Kansas (Big 12/SEC Challenge) | Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

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