Marshall to play defending hoops champ Kentucky on Dec. 22
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The rumored basketball matchup between Marshall and Kentucky is official.
The University of Kentucky athletics website released the Wildcats' 2012-13 men's hoops schedule Tuesday morning and confirmed the Thundering Herd will visit the defending national champions Dec. 22.
The non-conference matchup will be played at Rupp Arena.
Marshall, coming off a 21-14 season and its first NIT berth since 1988, is 0-11 all-time against Kentucky. The two teams last played Dec. 1, 2003 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, with the Wildcats winning 89-76.
Marshall's December non-conference schedule also includes neutral-court games at the Charleston Civic Center against West Virginia (Dec. 5) and Cincinnati (Dec. 15).