Cal's Cats and Coach K's Blue Devils will meet for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
UK leads the all-time series 11-8 and is coming off a neutral site win over Maryland at the Barclays Center.
The Champions Classic matchup will mark the program's second neutral site game of the year. The first time Kentucky's played back-to-back neutral site contests to start the season since the 2002-03 campaign.
And despite being weary of doing it again, Cal said the response he got from his team in the Maryland game was crucial and positive going forward.
Check out what Cal and freshman point guard Archie Goodwin learned from the season opening win over the Terps.