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Utah Valley University Plays Kentucky And Duke On Back-To-Back Days

UVU will play two of the greatest college basketball programs in a span of 24 hours.

Utah Valley University, a Division I program that competes in the Western Athletic Conference, scheduled an impossible back-to-back stretch against two of the NCAA's best teams. The Wolverines will play Kentucky in Rupp Arena, and then travel to Cameron Indoor to face the Duke Blue Devils the following day.

A poster from Utah Valley University.

Playing Kentucky in basketball is a stiff challenge. The Wildcats completed a 32-6 season last year by losing to eventual champion North Carolina in the Elite Eight. Couple that with a matchup against Coach K and the Blue Devils, and you're in for one of the toughest back-to-backs in the history of college basketball.

The Wolverines head coach, Mark Pope, had the following to say about the match-ups:

"This is what college basketball is supposed to be," said Pope. "We couldn't be more excited to go out and play two of the best teams in the entire country in a 24-hour period. Our goal is to be the best team we can possibly be at the end of the season. We had great success with that last year and part of doing that is putting together the hardest non-conference schedule we can and we've accomplished that."

It's great exposure for Utah Valley University, as the team gets the opportunity to play on two of the biggest stages in the game today.