LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) --When the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky meet, it's always one of the top games of the college basketball season around here.
Next season, it could be the best non-conference game in the nation. That's the opinion of Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, who is out with his top non-conference college basketball matchups for next season and has the Dec. 29 matchup between UK and U of L at the top of his list. North Carolina's game at Indiana on Nov. 27 is No. 2.
IU, U of L and UK all are expected to be top five teams in the preseason.
U of L also is in Goodman's No. 7 matchup (at Memphis on Dec. 15). He has UK vs. Duke in the Champions Classic in Atlanta on Nov. 13 as the No. 3 matchup, and UK-Baylor as No. 14.
The listing doesn't include possible matchups in early-season exempt events. U of L, for instance, is in the Battle for Atlantis Tournament with Duke, Missouri and VCU, among others.
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