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Hurricanes set for Nov. 28 matchup at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will take on Kentucky in the 2023 ACC/SEC Challenge, as announced Wednesday morning.

The Hurricanes and Wildcats will take the floor Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. The network designation will be released at a later point.

Kentucky is coming off a 22-12 (12-6 SEC) campaign in 2022-23 that included a spot in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. The eight-time NCAA champion Wildcats have reached the Elite Eight in seven of the past 14 years, logging 30-plus wins in five of them.

The Hurricanes are 1-3 all-time against Kentucky, including 1-2 on the road. The teams last met Dec. 6, 2008, with No. 21/22 Miami notching a 73-67 road victory.

This is the first year of the ACC/SEC Challenge, replacing the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which was held annually 1999-2000 through 2022-23. The Hurricanes went 10-6 in the event, including posting an 8-1 mark over the last nine years to lead all teams in both leagues during that time.

LSU at Syracuse (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.)
Missouri at Pittsburgh (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.)
Mississippi State at Georgia Tech (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.)
Notre Dame at South Carolina (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.)
Miami at Kentucky (Nov, 28, 7:30 p.m.)
NC State at Ole Miss (Nov. 28, 9 p.m.)
Clemson at Alabama (Nov. 28, 9:30 p.m.)
Tennessee at North Carolina (Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m.)
Texas A&M at Virginia (Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m.)
Florida at Wake Forest (Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m.)
Duke at Arkansas (Nov. 29, 9:15 p.m.)
Virginia Tech at Auburn (Nov. 29, 9:15 p.m.)
Georgia at Florida State (Nov. 29, 9:15 p.m.)
Boston College at Vanderbilt (Nov. 29, 9:15 p.m.)

To keep up with the University of Miami men’s basketball team on social media, follow @CanesHoops on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.


From UK Athletics:

Kentucky Set to Host Miami in Inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge
Wildcats and Hurricanes will tip off on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kentucky will host Miami, a 2023 Final Four participant, in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET inside of Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. A TV designation will be announced at a later date.

It will mark just the fifth meeting between the two schools and the first in the John Calipari era. UK is 3-1 overall in the series but fell 73-67 in the last matchup. Miami edged the Cats inside of Rupp Arena on Dec. 6, 2008. This will be the fourth time in five matchups the series will take place in Lexington.

The 2023 slate of ACC/SEC Challenge games will mark the first season of the event between the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Kentucky boasts the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class with seven first-year signees including five top-25 prospects in Aaron Bradshaw, Rob Dillingham, Justin Edwards, Reed Sheppard and D.J. Wagner. Jordan Burks, who led OTE in points per game, and Joey Hart, who captured a state high school crown, were spring additions.

Additionally, Kentucky signed one of the top graduate transfers in Tre Mitchell, who has played in 102 career games, making 92 starts and has scored more than 1,390 career points.

The Cats will also return Antonio Reeves, who averaged 14.4 points per game a season ago and was named the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year. Sophomores Ugonna Onyenso and Adou Thiero also return. Onyenso had a per-40-minute average of 5.7 blocks per game, while Thiero played nearly 10 minutes a game and was a spark off the bench.  

The Wildcats will get an early start to their season with a foreign trip to Toronto, Canada, for the GLOBL Jam in July. Canada Basketball, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, invited the Wildcats to represent the United States in a world-class international basketball showcase featuring Under-23 teams from around the world. In addition to Canada and the United States, GLOBL JAM will feature an African contingent and Germany on the men’s side. Teams will compete in a round-robin format July 12-15, followed by a bronze and gold medal championship game on July 16.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

For the latest on the Kentucky men’s basketball team, follow @KentuckyMBB on TwitterFacebookInstagram and TikTok, and on the web at

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