Mark your calendars. Kentucky’s game against Michigan has an official name, date and tip-off time.
The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase between Kentucky and Michigan will be Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. ET at O2 Arena. For those who make the trip to Great Britain, tip-off is set for 6 p.m. local time.
Tickets for the event go on Feb. 27 at 5 a.m. ET (10 a.m. GMT) online through AXS.com and The O2 Arena. Current season ticket holders will have an opportunity to purchase their tickets two days in advance, beginning at Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. GMT). Details and a promo code will be e-mailed directly to season ticket holders.
Tickets will be priced between £35 to £200 (approximately $45 to $260) and will give fans access to both games in the double-header. Marist will play UMBC — the infamous 16-seed that upset No. 1 Virginia in 2018 — as the opening act for Kentucky-Michigan.
“This series with Michigan checks off a lot of boxes when we’re looking at teams to schedule,” UK head coach John Calipari said in a statement. “The first thing is, to add an opponent like Michigan and to do so at a point in the schedule where we’re beginning to find out who we are as a team will be important in our development.
“And then to be able to do something different – to be first, which our fans know we love to do – and play this first game in London will be an unforgettable experience for our players and for our fans. I know our fans will show up in full force. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame always puts on a first-class event and I expect this will be the same.”
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