Pioneers and Wildcats will play once again in Rupp Arena
For the second year in a row, Transylvania’s men’s basketball team will take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in an exhibition game at Rupp Arena. The game will take place Monday, November 5, with tip-off tentatively set for 7 p.m. The two teams played for the first time in 100 years last fall, and the UK victory left the series record 8-7 in favor of the Wildcats. The Pioneers used the excitement created by that contest as stimulus for a highly successful season (see page 14) that included a 23-5 record, a conference title, and an appearance in the NCAA Division III championship. Kentucky (38-2) went on to win its eighth NCAA Division I national championship.
Photo: UK’s Marquis Teague and Transylvania’s Tate Cox in last year’s game.