LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tickets for the Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Blue-White Game go on sale Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. The annual exhibition is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena. The game will be televised by SEC Network.
Beginning Sept. 24 at 9 a.m., UK students may claim up to two free reserved tickets for the Blue-White Game, while supplies last. Student tickets may be claimed in person at the Joe Craft Center ticket office with a valid UK student ID.
A complete listing of on-sale dates and single-game ticket prices will be released soon. For more information, visit UKathletics.com/tickets. The Cats will tip off the 2019-20 season Oct. 11 with Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky is coming off a 30-7 season that culminated in a trip to the Elite Eight, the Wildcats’ seventh under head coach John Calipari. Those seven appearances lead the country over the last 10 seasons.
The Wildcats are again expected to be among the teams challenging for a national title. The Wildcats welcome back a solid core of returners led by sophomore guards Ashton Hagans (7.7 points per game and 160 total assists in 2018-19) and Immanuel Quickley (30 3-pointers), junior forward Nick Richards (74 career games), and sophomore forward EJ Montgomery (3.8 points, 4.1 rebounds in 2018-19).
To replace the losses of first-round NBA Draft picks PJ Washington, Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson, plus Reid Travis, who signed a professional contract in the German Basketball Bundesliga, Calipari has brought in another top-ranked recruiting class that features six freshmen – five of them considered consensus four- or five-star prospects – plus graduate transfer Nate Sestina.
The full 2019-20 schedule was released last week with most of the tip times and TV designations. The schedule is available to view at UKathletics.com.