The Kentucky Wildcats’ SEC opener vs. South Carolina on Dec. 29 has been postponed due to COVID-19, the league announced Wednesday. The game is being postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Gamecocks program.
The league has built-in make-up dates scheduled for March 5-7 in case games are postponed due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but a make-up date has not been determined at this time.
UK ticket holders will receive communication via email if additional changes are made to Kentucky’s schedule throughout the season. If circumstances change during the season and games are canceled and not rescheduled, UK Athletics will evaluate credit and refund options for the ticket portion of payment at the conclusion of the season.
This is second opponent postponement of the season for Kentucky. The Wildcats were set to play Detroit Mercy on Nov. 27 in the Bluegrass Showcase and then rescheduled to Dec. 15 because of COVID-19 safety protocols. That rescheduled game was postponed a second time due to concerns with COVID-19 protocols and calendar logistics. A make-up date has not been determined for that game either, though it doesn’t look like this one will be rescheduled.
Per the NCAA Division I Council’s framework for scheduling this season, teams can play a maximum of 27 games (24 regular-season games with one three-game multi-team event).
For now, Kentucky’s SEC opener is now set for Jan. 2 at Mississippi State.