According to Jon Rothstein, the Kentucky vs. Michigan series will now be delayed until 2021 when the two teams face off in Ann Arbor, followed by the London game in 2022.
Sources: Kentucky and Michigan will not play a game next season as expected.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 19, 2020
Updated multi-year series schedule is as follows:
21-22: Ann Arbor
All three games are slated to happen in early December.
With the cancellation of seemingly every major sporting event in the U.S due to the coronavirus outbreak, it looks another Kentucky-related event is getting postponed.
The Kentucky Wildcats vs. Michigan Wolverines were set to face off in London next season. But according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, the game is likely to be pushed back to 2022.
The Naismith Memorial of Fame will announce this week the Kentucky-Michigan game, set Dec. 6 for The O2 Arena in London, will be pushed back to Dec. 2022.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) May 19, 2020
Kentucky vs. Michigan was set to take place Dec. 6th as the second game of a double-header for the first ever college basketball games played at the O2 Arena in London, with the first game being Marist vs UMBC.
The Wildcats and Wolverines originally agreed to a series this offseason to play three games in total, the first one being the London game, which was also set to be a fundraiser for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The second matchup will be in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2021, and the third will be in Rupp Arena in 2022.
It’s unclear if Kentucky and Michigan will now face off next season in Ann Arbor or if the entire series is getting pushed back a year.