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Kentucky, Gonzaga establish 6-game series

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Kentucky and Gonzaga agreed to a six-game series that lasts until the 2027-28 campaign, extending a previous agreement from August that lasted for two seasons.

The first matchup is set for Nov. 20 at Spokane Arena. Kentucky will host the next season's game in Lexington at Rupp Arena, followed by two neutral-site games in Seattle and Nashville in 2024-25 and 2025-26.

The last two games return to a home-and-home format, with the Wildcats hosting in 2026-27 and the Bulldogs holding the final game at McCarthey Athletic Center in 2027-28.

"It's an exciting thing for both programs, both schools, both fan bases, and all of college basketball," Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said. "Instead of a two-year thing, this gives everyone something to put on their calendar and look forward to over the next six seasons."

In the programs' only previous matchup, Kentucky beat Gonzaga 80-72 at the 2002 Maui Invitational.

The Wildcats were upset in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament by No. 15 seed Saint Peter's while the Bulldogs were eliminated by No. 4 Arkansas in the Sweet 16.

National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe is returning to Kentucky this season, and the Wildcats also added three top 30 prospects in the 2022 class: forward Chris Livingston, guard Cason Wallace, and center Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso.

Key Gonzaga starters Drew Timme, Rasir Bolton, and Julian Strawther are returning as well.

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