Date set for 2014 Kentucky-Louisville game

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Kentucky and Louisville jointly announced Monday morning that their annual rivalry game will be held on Dec. 27 next season. Louisville's turn is up for hosting duties, but this time the game will be billed as the "Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout."

Some of the proceeds from the game will go toward the Basketball Hall of Fame, which operates as a non-profit enterprise. The game, which has aired on CBS many times over the past decade, will be broadcast this time on ESPN2.

Kentucky has the all-time edge in the series, leading 32-15. Last year, UK won 73-66 at home. And the teams met in the postseason for the second time in three years in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, where John Calipari's Wildcats once again beat Louisville. The terrific Sweet 16 game ended UK 74, U of L 69.

Kentucky of course went on to reach the national title game. Kentucky's won six of the past seven tilts between the two.

"The Louisville and Kentucky rivalry is one of the best in college basketball," John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said. “It's an honor to be a part of this event and we are thankful for the continued support.”

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