LEXINGTON — Kentucky will play at Missouri this week but at a different time.
The Wildcats and Tigers were scheduled to play Tuesday night, but the contest has been moved to 6 p.m. (Central) Wednesday night and will be televised on ESPN2.
The schedule was adjusted after the Wildcats were on pause this weekend after a combination of positive testing, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the program. Kentucky’s game against sixth-ranked Texas on Saturday in the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge was canceled because of a break in the action.
The Wildcats haven’t played since a 70-59 loss at No. 10 Alabama on Jan. 26 in Tuscaloosa. Kentucky is 5-10 on the season and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference.
Overall, Kentucky is 13-1 against the Tigers and own a 4-1 record in games played in Columbia. The Wildcats have won three in a row in the series between the two conference rivals.
The Tigers dropped six spots in the latest Associated Press Top-25 poll from 12th to No. 18 in the rankings released Monday.
Tennessee moved up seven spots to No. 11 following its win over Kansas — but the Vols lost at Ole Miss on Tuesday — and Alabama fell one spot to No. 10. Florida is ranked No. 22 and is one of four SEC schools currently ranked in the poll.