The Wildcats last played in Maui in 2007 in what was Tubby Smith's last year at UK. They beat DePaul but lost to UCLA and the John Calipari-coached Memphis Tigers.
Kentucky is 6-3 in three other appearances, winning their only Maui title in 1994 on Jeff Brassow's last second tip-in to beat Arizona.
It's hard to believe but Kentucky and Oklahoma have met just twice on the hardwood. Once in 1946 and on Senior Day in 1987 when the Wildcats, led by James Blackmon, beat the Sooners 75-74. That UK team went on to lose to Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.