No. 2 UK entered the matchup against No. 5 Duke untested. However, the Champions Classic proved to be a perfect opportunity for the young team to prove themselves beating Duke 74-63.
No.17 UK traveled to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the team’s first ranked opponent, No. 15 Arizona State. The Cats came back from a double digit deficit in the first half to force overtime, where they prevailed over the Sun Devils 68-64.
UK dropped a tight match in the semifinals of the Conference-USA tournament Friday night, falling to Florida International 1-0.