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Notre Dame, Kentucky enter multi-year series

Notre Dame basketball will enter a multi-year series with Kentucky, which will span three seasons. The first match-up is set for Dec. 12 this year (2020), in Lexington. After that, the two programs will meet two more times, including a 2022 date in South Bend. In between those two games, Notre Dame and Kentucky will play at a neutral site in 2021.

The Irish are also scheduled to play in the 2021 Maui Invitational.

Notre Dame and Kentucky have met plenty of times over the years; for the most part, the Wildcats have dominated. The last time the two programs met came near the end of the 2014-15 season — when then-undefeated Kentucky escaped with a two-point win in the Elite Eight. Karl-Anthony Towns led Kentucky in that game with 25 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. Devin Booker scored 10 points off the bench.

The two programs last met during the regular season in Nov. 2012: Notre Dame downed Kentucky, 64-50, in South Bend.

 

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