Cats’ game vs. Louisville won’t be televised

A few more times and television games have trickled out for Kentucky this season, but there’s still a TV blackout on a likely top 10 showdown between Louisville and UK at the Yum Center in early December.

Kentucky’s game against Baylor on ESPN2 on Nov. 17 is the Cats’ first televised game of the season, but they will play seven more (including that Louisville game on Dec. 7) with no TV availability.

Home nonconference games against Pikeville, Appalachian State, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky and Tennessee State will be available on the SEC Network plus subscription service.

The SEC Network did pick up UK’s game against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 12 with a tipoff at 9 p.m. Two days later, it also will televise the Cats’ game against Belmont at 6 p.m.

As previously scheduled, Kentucky’s game at Duke on Dec. 21 will be shown at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

Home conference games against Auburn (Jan. 8) and Texas A&M (Feb. 19) also will be available only through SEC Network Plus.

Game times have not been set for the games to be shown on the digital platform alone, a UK spokesman said on Wednesday.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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