LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11)-- The University of Kentucky's mens basketball program released their non-conference schedule on Wednesday.
The schedule features seven teams from the 2014 NCAA tournament, including rival UofL.
Big Blue Madness, the start of the basketball season for the Big Blue Nation, will be held on Oct. 17, a Friday.
Then, just 10 days later, the team will participate in their annual Blue/White game in Rupp arena.
Notable games include the Champions Classic, in its fourth year, where the Wildcats will play Kansas in Indianapolis, the home of the 2015 Final Four.
In December, the schedule heats up with the Texas Longhorns come into Rupp as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Ending their non-conference schedule, UK will have to battle it out with some elite talent. UK plays the North Carolina Tarheels on Dec. 13 in Rupp Arena, they will then face UCLA in the newly created CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.
Their last game before conference play begins is at rival Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center.
The team's conference schedule will be released at a later date.