The Kentucky Wildcats are starting to build their 2019-20 basketball schedule.
On Thursday, the school announced five games for next season. The Wildcats will welcome back one of their own when they host Walter McCarty and his Evansville Purple Aces on November 12th in Rupp Arena. Shai Gilgeous Alexander’s little brother, Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander, has also signed on to play for Evansville for college.
“To be able to go back to where I played college and had a lot of success is a tremendous opportunity for our program,” McCarty said in a press release. ”I am grateful to (UK head coach) John (Calipari) for helping to make this happen.
”I am going to tell our guys to enjoy the moment, to go out and be ready to play. It is just another game for all of us and will be an excellent test. The biggest thing for our guys is just to enjoy the moment.”
Kentucky also announced that they will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Nov. 8.
Finally, Kentucky confirmed three other games that we knew were coming, as they’ll face the Michigan State Spartans in the 2019 Champions Classic on November 5th. That game will take place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Judging by the dates, EKU will be the regular-season home opener for the Wildcats since Michigan State is the season opener.
On December 18th, Kentucky will face the Utah Utes in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.
Then on December 21st, the Wildcats will be back in the same venue as they face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2019 CBS Sports Classic.
Go here for more details on these five games.
We're beginning to build the 2019-20 schedule. Our games so far ...— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) May 9, 2019
Nov. 5 - @MSU_Basketball
Nov. 8 - @EKUHoops
Nov. 12 - @UEAthletics_MBB
Dec. 18 - @UtahMBB
Dec. 21 - @OhioStateHoops
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