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Date and Time Set for London Game Between Kentucky and Michigan

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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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Date and Time Set for London Game Between Kentucky and Michigan



  1. bigblue98
    10:37 am February 21, 2020 Permalink

    Bad timing by UK on this as football team will have game day before. The SEC Championship game!!!



    • BIGblueFootBallGuy
      12:04 pm February 21, 2020 Permalink

      I’ll be at the game in Atlanta!!!!! But making it on Sunday instead of Saturday is better for the Football game that I sure hope we play in.



    • bigblue98
      12:15 pm February 21, 2020 Permalink

      Me too – as fun as basketball trip would be I’ve been waiting my entire life to go to that football game. Go CATS!



  2. va kat
    1:54 pm February 21, 2020 Permalink

    I prefer LONDON, KENTUCKY!!!!



  3. tmcclan16
    10:00 am February 22, 2020 Permalink

    And you wonder why Rupp is dead and attendance is floundering? Every big game is somewhere else, the Lamars, Evansvilles just aren’t exciting basketball. I get the branding and recruiting thing and all that but you can’t get pissed and expect people to show up and shell out the kind of money their asking for and be excited when high point comes town. SEC schedule is great but non conference schedule great if you can travel.