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There have been several rumors and reports that the Kentucky Wildcats are filling out their non-conference schedule and now they have confirmed it is complete. They’ve got some real heavy hitters on the schedule and while it looks like there are some easy games, they are sandwiched between some pretty tough ones.

While there seem to be a couple of cupcakes on that schedule, it’s actually much tougher than it looks. While 12 of those 13 teams went to a postseason tournament, they also combined for a pretty high winning percentage:

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Kentucky will have to travel to play West Virginia, Monmouth, UCLA and Kansas so that will likely make those games tougher than usual. And with Kentucky being one of the youngest teams in the country, there’s an added dimension of surprise and unknown quantities that could make for some great games.

Kentucky unveils its schedule, and it isn’t a cake walk Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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