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Kentucky Basketball vs. Arizona State in Bahamas set for 2016

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Kentucky basketball wil return to the Bahamas in 2016 following a six-game exhibition tour to start the 2014-15 season.

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Arizona State sun Devils have finalized the two-year series that will begin next season in Rupp Arena before heading to the Bahamas in 2016.

The Sun Devils will visit Rupp Arena on Dec. 12 and then will meet the Wildcats on Nov. 28, 2016 in 2016 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, UK announced in a press release Monday.

"We are thrilled to return to the Bahamas in 2016 to play Arizona State," UK head coach John Calipari said. "The Bahamas bring back a lot of good memories for our team. It was there we built the foundation for our unforgettable 2014-15 season. I have a ton of respect for Coach Bobby Hurley and believe he's going to take Arizona State to the next level. A great opponent coupled with a beautiful setting after the holiday weekend should make this an unbelievable trip for our fans."

The game will be played in the 3,800-seat Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort on Nassau's Paradise Island, site of the annual Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.