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Kentucky Basketball Announces Five 2019-20 Opponents

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Kentucky's 2019-20 basketball schedule has yet to be released, but the identities of some of the Wildcats' opponents are starting to trickle in. This week the Wildcats revealed five of their non-conference opponents for next season.

On Thursday, the Kentucky Basketball Twitter account revealed that the team will open the season on November 5 against Michigan State. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden as part of the annual Champions Classic.

This will mark the third time that the two have faced off in the Champions Classic. Michigan State won the first matchup in 2013, while Kentucky won the game in 2016.

The other four games revealed consist of a November 8 matchup against Eastern Kentucky, November 12 against Evansville, December 18 against Utah, and December 21 against Ohio State.

As always, Kentucky will play 18 games against its SEC opponents starting in January 2020.

That leaves seven opponents yet to be determined.

Louisville will likely get scheduled soon, as part of the Battle for the Bluegrass rivalry series.

A game against longtime rival North Carolina could also be in the works as well. The two sides have played 18 times since 2000, though two were NCAA Tournament games.

One thing is for sure: With the strong recruiting class Kentucky is bringing in next year, the team will likely be favored in just about all of their games.