UK Women's Basketball

Oklahoma will face Cats in December as part of SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Kentucky will play a familiar foe with a familiar face on its bench this winter as part of the Southeastern Conference/Big 12 Challenge.

The Cats will face Okahoma, a team they knocked off 79-58 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, on Dec. 1 at Memorial Coliseum.

Morgan Rich, a 5-foot-10 guard from Allen County-Scottsville, will be on the bench for the Sooners.

The player, who originally signed with Kentucky but transferred after not ever being cleared to practice, is eligible to play for Oklahoma at the end of the fall semester.

Other SEC/Big 12 Challenge games released on Monday morning include South Carolina at Texas, Auburn at Kansas State, Texas Tech at Arkansas, Georgia at Oklahoma State, Mississippi State at Iowa State, Kansas at Alabama, TCU at Louisiana State, Baylor at Tennessee and Ole Miss at West Virginia.

Other nonconference schedules have trickled out this month that include UK, including the Cats heading to Duke on Dec. 29. Kentucky has not released its full nonconference schedule yet.