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UK’s 2018-19 Basketball Schedule As We Know It

As more and more key dates leak out on Kentucky’s 2018-19 basketball schedule, it’s time we put it all together for a glimpse at how next season will look on our calendars.

You will find the games we know as of today in the list below. Plan your winter accordingly.

Bahamas National Team (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Wednesday, August 8
San Lorenzo de Almagra (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Thursday, August 9
Mega Bemax (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Saturday, August 11
Team Toronto (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Sunday, August 12
Big Blue Madness
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
TBD
Blue-White Game
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
TBD
Kentucky vs. Duke
Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Champions Clasic
Tuesday, November 6
Monmouth
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Wednesday, November 28
UNC Greensboro
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Saturday, December 1
Kentucky vs. Seton Hall
New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
Citi Hoops Classic
Saturday, December 8
Utah
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Saturday, December 15
Kentucky vs. North Carolina 
Chicago, IL | United Center
CBS Sports Classic
Saturday, December 22
Kentucky @ Louisville
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
TBD
Kentucky vs. Big 12 Opponent
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Big 12/SEC Challenge
TBD

You’ll have to wait until late summer/early fall for the full schedule in its entirety.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 Comments for UK’s 2018-19 Basketball Schedule As We Know It



  1. JTHinton
    11:19 am April 17, 2018 Permalink

    West Va at home in Big12 challenge?



  2. RC
    11:44 am April 17, 2018 Permalink

    Only 1 marquee non-conf matchup in Rupp, which might explain why home attendance has been down and why big money donors have complained about ticket prices. A home schedule full of cupcakes is pathetic. Asking fans to spend $$$$ on travel & tix to see the big games is also a perilous business model.



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:46 am April 17, 2018 Permalink

      We still travel.



    • mm40
      11:55 am April 17, 2018 Permalink

      Sign of the times, many big schools want to do neutral site games and not home and home anymore.



    • jahanc2uky
      12:25 pm May 17, 2018 Permalink

      Where are the tourney games? Is it not the job of our HC to prepare the team for winning in March, during the regular season? What better time for netrual games.

    • It’s not really new, although the number of them in 1 year may be. People complained about this when Pitino was at UK too. He wanted to play Duke or Syracuse in The Meadowlands to help recruiting in New York.

    • And I remember a fan calling his radio show and saying we needed to play KU home and home and he said “Why?” His opinion was if it didn’t help recruiting, nope. Going to Lawrence didn’t help us in his mind. I’m not saying he was right or wrong, but that was his philosophy.

    • Having said that, I understand for the home fans that bringing in big time opponents at home is great. Bama fans sometimes complain about playing what I call glorified D2 schools in football in T-town and only playing the our of conference big boys in Jerry World or the ATL.

    • Out not our…



    • Han
      7:47 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

      Attendance is down across sports. More people are content to stay at home and watch games in HD. Also, high prices mean a lot of us can’t afford to go anyway. I never decide whether to go to a game or not based on the opponent, but I guess my fandom isn’t dependent on things like that.



  3. Tipa
    11:50 am April 17, 2018 Permalink

    BBM is 10/12, that’s the Friday of the football Bye Week. Maybe that’s not official yet, but its like 99% certain.



    • Twick39
      12:04 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

      Seems like is always the second weekend of October



  4. Alleykat16
    12:14 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

    That’s a he co of a start to the season. That will make our SOS at the top of the rankings



  5. mj4uk
    12:16 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

    When do Champion’s Classic tickets go on sale??



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      2:53 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

      Unfortunately the wait will be a while. Last year they released tickets for lower level (non student) 3-4 weeks before the event. The student website may have them up to 2 months before the game.



  6. justaguyinthebackrow
    12:23 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

    Do we get another go at UCLA or is that series over?



    • BBNDan7
      6:25 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

      UCLA was in the CBS classic 2 out of the 4 games



    • JTHinton
      12:24 pm May 17, 2018 Permalink

      Right, but we played them in a home-and-home the two years that we didn’t play in the CBS Classic



  7. RajonTheDon9
    3:09 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

    Why did we skip over Ohio State in the CBS classic thingy?



  8. Rockinron
    10:45 pm April 17, 2018 Permalink

    How soon will we know the Bahama dates? I need to be there.



  9. runningunnin.454
    6:03 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

    How old is this post? Summer rerun?



  10. Catcasey1
    6:32 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

    Kansas State please



  11. RajonTheDon9
    7:35 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

    We will play Oklahoma St my sources say



  12. serdi
    10:08 pm April 20, 2018 Permalink

    Saddened, disappointed, and embarrassed that my alma mater did not have the b***s to stand up to the NCAA and CBS and on behalf of all D-1 schools, and refuse to play the biggest cheaters of all time and cancel all contracts that UK has with the Cheatin s



  13. Big blue erection
    3:00 am April 21, 2018 Permalink

    Cheatin s



  14. Nashville Cat Mama
    12:10 pm May 17, 2018 Permalink

    Is the game against Utah Sat Dec 15th or Wed Dec 18th? This post says one thing; the next post says the other. Asking for a friend…



  15. michaelb
    1:31 pm May 17, 2018 Permalink

    That’s a cool way to make the schedule (the post illustrations & dates) wish it could be printable towards the finalization that would be awesome