Seven teams ranked in the state's top 25 pre-season coaches poll come together for the Republic Bank Holiday Classic boys' basketball tournament at Lexington Catholic. The 19-team field includes No. 5 Bowling Green, No. 6 Warren Central, No. 10 Lexington Catholic, No. 14 Paducah Tilghman, No. 16 Henry Clay, No. 18 Ballard and No. 25 Seneca.
The UK men's basketball team enjoys its final tuneup for archrival Louisville when Coppin State visits Rupp Arena. A word of caution: The Eagles lost 76-64 last week at No. 4 UConn, a team that beat Kentucky by 17. (7 p.m., FS South)
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The UK women's basketball team plays home games on back-to-back nights, taking on Middle Tennessee State, then Tennessee-Martin. (Both games at 6 p.m., WLAP-AM 630)
After a week that saw Rick Pitino hired as coach of the Puerto Rican national team and John Calipari ponder a similar gig with the Dominican Republic, clearly these fellas need something to focus their attentions back on their own back yards. This should do the trick: Kentucky at Louisville. (Noon, CBS-27)
Six completely meaningless yet surprisingly compelling bowl games fill the New Year's Day airwaves. Kick off your day with the Outback Bowl, where burned-out Urban Meyer coaches Florida for the last time against never-say-die Joe Paterno coaching Penn State for the 539th time. (1 p.m., ABC-36)