Kentucky basketball to play Clemson in 2018-19 season opener
On Thursday, Kentucky basketball announced the dates and venues of its 2018-2019 home games against the Tigers.
The Kentucky basketball team will open the 2018-20 season on March 7 at Bryant-Denny Coliseum against the Clemson Tigers.
The home opener is set for the first of two games on Saturday, March 14 against Louisiana Tech.
Kentucky will play two exhibition games at the LSU-Baylor campus in Baton Rouge, La., on March 24 and March 26.
The Tigers will also face off against Kentucky at the Louisiana Tech campus on April 11, while the Wildcats will face Kentucky in Lexington on April 12.
Kentuckians head coach John Calipari and the team’s general manager for basketball operations, Matt Jones, have been working closely with the university to make sure the Wildcats are prepared for their home opener.
The schedule for the 2018–2019 season will feature Kentucky taking on Louisville on March 9, Georgia Tech on March 10, Georgia on March 12, and Virginia Tech on April 14.
The Kentucky-Virginia matchup will also be played in Lexington.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Wildcats to Lexington, and we look forward to hosting them on March 14,” Caliparian said in a press release.
“The home opener will be the first in a four-game series, which includes a trip to Lexington to face the Clemson team on March 13.
This is the first game of the series, and Kentucky will need to get back on track to defeat Clemson in Lexington.”
Tickets for the Kentucky-Clemson series go on sale this Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. ET.