PIKEVILLE - University of Pikeville men’s basketball head coach Kelly Wells was a guest on Kentucky Sports Radio on Wednesday as the show aired from the East Kentucky Expo Center in downtown Pikeville. Wells will guide UPIKE in an exhibition game versus the University of Kentucky later in the year.
The Bears will meet Kentucky, Tennessee and Western Kentucky during the preseason.
UPIKE lost in its previous two trips to Lexington as Kentucky won the most recent matchup 97-66 at the start of the 2010-11 season. The Bears went on to capture the 2011 NAIA National Championship. UK also tallied a 99-64 win against the Bears prior to the 2007-08 season.
UK is coming off a trip to the NCAA national championship game where it finished as the runner-up to UConn. The Wildcats return Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress, who were key contributors to that postseason run.
KSR Tour Remaining Schedule
Monday, June 30: Paintsville - Arby’s
Tuesday, July 1: Columbia - Anderson’s Pizzeria
Wednesday, July 2: Jamestown - Cove Steakhouse
Thursday, July 3: Whitley City - Public Library
Monday, July 7: Bowling Green - Wright Implement
Tuesday, July 8: Leitchfield - Future Designs Building Materials
Wednesday, July 9: Morgantown - Final Finish
Thursday, July 10: Somerset- Gatti’s Pizza
Friday, July 11: Glasgow - Glasgow Country Club
Monday, July 14: Monticello- Conley Bottom Resort
Tuesday, July 15: London- Lowe’s Sporting Goods
Monday, July 21: Owensboro - Don Moore Automotive
Tuesday, July 22: Morganfield - Verlie’s
Wednesday, July 23: Madisonville - Hudson Automotive
Thursday, July 24: Hopkinsville - Holiday Inn Hoptown
Friday, July 25: Paducah - BW3′s sponsored by IMAC Regeneration
Monday, July 28: Danville - Bluegrass Community Bank
Tuesday, July 29: Fort Wright/Northern Kentucky - Dickmann’s Cafe
Wednesday, July 30: Maysville - Mann Chrysler
Thursday, July 31: Lexington - TBD
Friday, August 1: Louisville - TBD