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UPDATE: Marshall to Meet Kentucky on Hardwood

By: WSAZ Sports
By: WSAZ Sports

UPDATE 7/10/12 @ 11:20 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Wildcats will host the Thundering Herd this coming December.

Both UK and Marshall announced Tuesday that the two schools will play December 22 at Rupp Arena.

WSAZ.com first heard of the possible match up back in June.

Marshall and Kentucky last played in 2003 in Cincinnati. The Wildcats survived a career night for Marshall's Ronny Dawn who hit seven three pointers. Gerald Fitch had 24 points for UK en route to a 13-point win.

It is the first time Marshall will play a defending national champion since 2009 (North Carolina).

Kentucky has won all 11 meetings in the series.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/24/12
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It has been nine years since Marshall and Kentucky met on the basketball court, but the wait for a rematch could be over.

Sources tell WSAZ.com the two schools will play in December of the upcoming season with ESPN televising the game from Lexington.

Marshall and Kentucky last played in 2003 in Cincinnati. The Wildcats survived a career night for Marshall's Ronny Dawn who hit seven three pointers. Gerald Fitch had 24 points for UK en route to a 13-point win.


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