UK and U of L women to play as part of the Jimmy V Classic

Wildcats and Cardinals didn't play last season
Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 04, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky and Louisville women's basketball teams will return to their annual rivalry game this season. It was announced their match-up will be a part of the Jimmy V Classic.

The Wildcats and Cardinals will play in Louisville's KFC Yum Center on December 12 airing on ESPN at 1:00 PM. The two teams didn't play last year during the pandemic season of 2020-'21.

Money raised from the event will go to benefit the V Foundation which raises money for Cancer Research.

The Wildcats are close to finalizing the rest of the 2021 non-conference schedule with a full release expected soon. The Southeastern Conference has released the schedule rotation for the 2021-22 season. UK will host games vs. Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, while traveling to face Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

You can purchase UK women's basketball tickets by going to or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287.