The Kentucky Wildcats continue to build their 2016-17 schedule, and the latest confirmed opponent is Hofstra.
However, this game will not be in the friendly confines of Rupp Arena, but it will be in a familiar location. The Cats will make the second of two trips to New York for next season when they play Hofstra on Dec. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
UK'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. The Wildcats will also appear in New York at Madison Square Garden for its Champions Classic matchup vs. Michigan State on Nov. 15.
"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."
The matchup will be the first game of the 2016 Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival doubleheader. LIU Brooklyn vs St. John's will come after the UK vs Hofstra game.
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.