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Kentucky could play round-robin bubble event in Atlanta for Holiday Hoopsgiving

One college basketball bubble is officially in the works, and it involves your Kentucky Wildcats.

This afternoon, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello broke the news that State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is “working on plans” for a Holiday Hoopsgiving bubble event this year.

The original plans for the event included matchups such as Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech and Auburn vs. Memphis. With this updated plan, though, participating teams would play multiple games, creating a round-robin style event.

Kentucky’s matchup against Georgia Tech was originally scheduled to begin the event on Friday, November 27, followed by a quadruple-header on Saturday, December 12 with the following matchups: Clemson vs Alabama, Mississippi State vs. Dayton, LSU vs. South Florida, and Auburn vs. Memphis. All games were scheduled to take place in State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks.

Could we see our first John Calipari vs. Penny Hardaway matchup with UK vs. Memphis? What would fans think of Kentucky vs. Clemson, Dayton and South Florida?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Kentucky could play round-robin bubble event in Atlanta for Holiday Hoopsgiving

  1. BowdenQB4ever
    3:46 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

    I like it. Starting this team off with a champions classic style matchup is a recipe for disaster. We desperately need to get the momentum and confidence going early with this group.

    • chardun20
      3:57 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

      I agree.

  2. WKY Cat
    4:53 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

    Good to hear. But I’m hoping more for a football season than basketball. If football can get it done, basketball will definitely happen.

  3. Han
    7:25 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

    Imagine if they decided to do Round Robin for the Champions Classic AND 4 or 5 games for each team for this event.

    The strength of schedule complainers would certainly get what they want, though we’d likely have a few losses out of it with the young team.