The two storied programs met up in the Elite Eight last season when UNC was a No. 2 seed and UK was a No. 4 seed. Brandon Knight led the way with 22 points as UK upended UNC to reach the Final Four.
Coming into the 2011-2012 season, UNC was ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls while UK was just behind sitting at No. 2.
The two were destined to meet ranked that way on December 3rd in one of the most highly-anticipated matchups in recent memory.
The game lost steam as UNC was upset recently by UNLV in Las Vegas.
Though UNC fell from No. 1, UK-UNC was still a highly-anticipated matchup. UNC came up short as Anthony Davis sealed the one-point win for Kentucky with a block near the end of regulation.
Not only have these two programs put together entertaining games in the last two seasons, but as long as Roy Williams and John Calipari are walking the sideline, there will be future NBA talent on the floor.
This would make for epic contests between the two programs each year.