EMU basketball will play at defending national champion Kentucky in January
The Eastern Michigan basketball team's 2012-13 schedule includes a trip to Rupp Arena to face the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats.
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Eastern Michigan, which will be playing its second season under coach Rob Murphy, has not released its schedule.
When the Eagles pay their visit, Kentucky will be a very different team than the one that beat Kansas, 67-59, for an NCAA title in April. Six players from that team were selected in June's NBA draft, including the top two overall picks -- Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
But Kentucky coach John Callipari's cupboard won't be bare. He signed another top-ranked recruiting class.
Eastern Michigan went 5-10 in non-conference games last season, including a 2-9 record in road games. The Eagles faced three major-college non-conference opponents, losing 72-40 at home against Michigan State and dropping road games at Syracuse (84-48) and Purdue (61-36).
EMU went 9-7 in league play and won a Mid-American Conference East Division title.