Miami basketball non-conference schedule finalized, highlighted by Kentucky

Nov 13, 2021; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2021; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Kentucky 75-69 in the NCAA Tournament East second round.The 2023-24 Miami basketball full non-conference schedule was announced on Thursday. Miami will play its first four games of the 2023-24 season at home, which includes an exhibition game versus The College of New Jersey on October 29 in the opener.

After the homestand, Miami plays in the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship. Miami will begin the regular season with a game versus the New Jersey Institute of Technology on November 6. Miami has six games versus Power Conference opponents in their 2023-24 non-conference schedule. Three games are on neutral courts.

Miami will open versus Georgia in the Bahamas. Kansas State and Providence are the other two teams in the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship. Miami hosts Central Florida on November 10. The Knights are moving up to the Big XII this season. The marque game for Miami is at Kentucky on November 28.

The Hurricanes and Wildcats are playing in the inaugural ACC-SEC Challenge. Kentucky is 3-1 all-time versus Miami. The Hurricanes defeated the Wildcats 73-67 in their last meeting at Rupp Arena in 2008. Kentucky lost 75-69 to Kansas State in the 2023 NCAA Tournament East second round.

Kentucky who is 16th, is the only team in the CBS Sports 25 and 1 rankings on the Miami basketball non-conference schedule. Miami is 10th in the rankings which were last updated on August 1. Kansas State is potentially an intriguing team for Miami to play in the Bahamas.

After beating Kentucky in the second round, the Wildcats advanced to the East Regional final where they lost to Florida Atlantic. Kansas State lost stars Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell from one of their best teams in program history. Head Coach Jerome Tang led a remarkable one-season turnaround.

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Colorado who Miami plays in Brooklyn on December 10 has five-star freshman Cody Williams on its roster. Williams was the fourth-best signee, second small forward and top player in Arizona in the 2023 class. Miami projects as the favorite in every non-conference game they will play this season except at Kentucky.