Canisius basketball to face Kentucky

By Nick Veronica

72148972005Canisius men’s basketball team will play a game against national powerhouse Kentucky on Nov. 13.

The game at Rupp Arena in Lexington is part of a tournament called the Bluegrass Showcase. Each team in the event will play four games. Canisius is expected to play three of those on the road and host one at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The other teams in the event, according to a promotional video put out by Kentucky’s team Twitter account, are Duquesne, Cleveland State and Tennessee-Martin.

UPDATE: Canisius is at Cleveland State on Nov. 15, at Duquesne Nov. 18, and hosting UT-Martin on Nov. 21.

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Kentucky went 27-9 last season and earned a 4-seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats nearly completed an undefeated season in 2015, losing only to Wisconsin in the national championship game.

UB played at Kentucky in November 2014 and performed admirably against country’s top-ranked team.

No word yet on the rest of Canisius’ nonconference schedule.

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