Other elements of the Kentucky non-conference program are coming together. Jon Rothstein reports that Kentucky will headline a multi-team event at Rupp Arena this season with Ohio, Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary’s.
Sources: Kentucky will headlining an MTE this season at Rupp Arena along with Ohio, Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary’s. Ohio will also host Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary’s at the event.
– Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 9, 2021
News of the Robert Morris game was first announced by former KSR writer and current Kentucky Roll Call co-host TJ Walker, who announced it would take place on November 12 in Rupp. Presumably, the Ohio and Mount St. Mary games will also be played around this time. Here is the program as we know it:
– November 9 against Duke (Champions Classic)
– November 12 against Robert Morris
– TBD against Ohio
– TBD against Mount St. Mary’s
– TBD against Albany
– TBD against North Florida
– December 4 in Michigan
– December 11 against Notre-Dame
– December 18 vs. Ohio State (CBS Sports Classic)
– TBD against Louisville
– January 29 at Kansas (Big 12 / SEC Challenge)
This will be Kentucky’s fourth game against Robert Morris, the most infamous of which came in March 2013, when the Colonials upset the Cats in the first round of the NIT in Moon Township, PA. Kentucky got their revenge the following November, beating Robert Morris 87-49 in the Keightley Classic.
Kentucky is 14-1 against Ohio, the most recent victory dating back to 2005, when both teams were playing at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The Bobcats play in the Mid-American Conference and finished last season 17-8, losing to Creighton in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Mount St. Mary’s is Kentucky’s newest foe, competing in the BBN Showcase in 2019. The Mountaineers stayed with the Cats for a half, only five behind at the break, but Immanuel Quickley started a run of 18. -3 in the second half to help Kentucky move away from the 82-62 victory.