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UK teams head to Dallas for doubleheader

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The UK men's and women's basketball teams fly to Dallas Thursday for Friday night's doubleheader with Baylor in AT&T Stadium.

The two teams ranked No. 3 and No. 5 in the country are flying together, they'll stay at the same hotel, and eat lunch at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Baylor is expected to present a stiff challenge. The Baylor men are ranked No. 20 in the nation, the women No. 9. Both teams defeated Kentucky in games last season.

UK women's coach Matthew Mitchell said John Calipari called him with the idea for the doubleheader two years ago. Calipari tweeted out Wednesday night that every member of the UK women's team had sent him a personal note of thanks.

The women's game will tipoff at 7:30 p.m. and be shown by ESPN3. The men's game is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.


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