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Kentucky announces plans for alumni game against former North Carolina players


Kentucky and North Carolina are two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball, as they’ve combined to win 13 national titles (Kentucky has eight) and rank first and third, respectively on the sport’s all-time wins list. Kentucky leads the way on that list with 2,178 victories, and the two programs are two of four (Kansas and Duke being the others) to have won at least 2,000 games.

Also of note are the many great players the programs have produced, and with that in mind September 13 at Rupp Arena should be pretty fun. Friday, Kentucky announced plans for its UK Alumni Charity Game, with former Kentucky players taking on a team made up of former North Carolina players. According to the release some players who are currently playing professionally, but thanks to NBA rules they are unable to disclose who will be there.

Kentucky last held an alumni charity basketball game in 2013, with players such as John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist participating. Feel free to offer your thoughts on who you’d like to see on the court when Kentucky and UNC alums meet September 13.

Tickets for the game go on sale August 14.