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Kentucky and North Carolina to renew their series

Jan 28, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

North Carolina's Barnes battles pressure from Kentucky's Kidd-Gilchrist during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington

Kentucky and North Carolina have agreed to a two-year series starting next season after taking a one-year hiatus from the rivalry.

Next season, the game will be played in Chapel Hill. In 2014-2015, the game will be played in Rupp Arena. If you remember, last season’s game between Kentucky and UNC was one of the most entertaining games of the season, with the outcome being decided on a blocked shot by Anthony Davis.

This news will likely dismay Indiana fans. Calipari temporarily ended the rivalry with Indiana because he didn’t want to play the game on-campus; he wanted to have it held in Lucas Oil Stadium. Tom Crean wanted the game played at Rupp Arena and in Assembly Hall. This news will likely only add fuel to the theory that Coach Cal was afraid to go back into Bloomington after losing there last season.

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