The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program confirmed it will play two games in Las Vegas in 2019-2020.
It is the “destination spot” John Calipari teased two weeks ago.
Hey #BBN, we’re working on playing two regular-season games against Power Five teams at a destination spot for our fans in 2019-20. Hope to have details soon.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 1, 2018
The Cats will play Ohio State in the CBS Sports Classic double-header on Saturday, December 21. But first they will play Utah on Wednesday, December 18, in the same arena. It’s a pretty genius move by UK’s genius coach.
“We are always trying to put together a schedule that our fans will enjoy while preparing us to be at our best at the end of the season,” Calipari said. “One of the things I hear most about from our fans is they enjoy traveling with us and staying at a destination location for multiple games. That was our goal in scheduling this game with Utah. It gives us a great opponent for our fans at home next season, and then in 2019, our fans can spend a week with us at one of our favorite stops over the last few years. I still get people who come up to me and tell me about how much fun they had in 2016 when we played North Carolina.”
See you there.