UK Men’s Basketball to Play Hofstra at Barclays Center on Dec. 11
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Kentucky men’s basketball will make the second of two trips to New York for the 2016-17 season when it plays Hofstra on Dec. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The matchup will be the first game of the 2016 Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival doubleheader. LIU Brooklyn vs. St. John’s will follow the UK-Hofstra game.
The Wildcats will also appear in New York at Madison Square Garden for its Champions Classic matchup vs. Michigan State on Nov. 15.
Kentucky’s 2016 visit to the Barclays Center will be its fourth game in the arena since it opened in 2012. The Wildcats are 2-1 in the building.
“We are very excited to return to the Barclays Center this upcoming season to play Hofstra,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “The Barclays Center is one of the premier venues in the country and a favorite of our fans. This will be our fourth game in Barclays since it opened, and all three previous games the Big Blue Nation has made it feel like a home away from home. We expect the same this year.”
Individual tickets will go on sale in September. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK. For more information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
The meeting will mark a first for both Kentucky and Hofstra. Calipari has never faced Hofstra during his coaching career either.
On Wednesday, UK released its exhibition schedule. Big Blue Madness this season will be on Oct. 14 at Rupp Arena, followed by the Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena on Oct. 21. The Wildcats’ two exhibition opponents in 2015-16 will be Clarion (Oct. 30) and Asbury (Nov. 6). All four events will be on the SEC Network.