North Carolina is 18-6 and coming off its conference sweep of Boston College this past weekend. The Tar Heels have already faced four top 25 teams this season. UNC split two games with No. 10 LSU, dropped two to No. 10 Texas A&M, lost to No. 3 Arizona, and defeated No. 20 Baylor.
The Wildcats are 18-4, 2-1 in the SEC, and have won 15 of their last 17 contests.
After Tuesday’s game, the Tar Heels will play five opponents in three days in the Louisville Tournament. Carolina will play Wisconsin and Louisville on Friday, Ball State and Eastern Michigan on Saturday, and Iowa on Sunday before returning to the Hill.
First pitch on Tuesday between North Carolina and Kentucky is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.