Saturday’s game is a reschedule from the original Dec. 29 date. That game was postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the South Carolina men’s basketball program.
Tickets purchased for the original Dec. 29 date with South Carolina will still be valid for the rescheduled game against the Gamecocks on March 6. UK ticket holders will receive communication via email if additional changes are made to Kentucky’s schedule.
The rescheduled game will conclude Kentucky regular-season schedule. The Wildcats’ previously postponed game vs. Texas A&M on Feb. 23 will not be rescheduled, nor will its previously postponed nonconference game vs. Detroit Mercy that was originally set for Nov. 27. The same is true of the SEC/Big 12 matchup vs. Texas, previously set for Jan. 30, which was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within Kentucky’s program.
The Wildcats will finish with 24 regular-season games with 17 in league play.
Kentucky will play the Gamecocks for the first time this season. South Carolina enters the final week of the regular season 6-12 overall and 4-10 in SEC play. Kentucky owns a 52-13 all-time record vs. the Gamecocks, including 28-2 in Rupp Arena.
South Carolina defeated the Wildcats 81-78 last season on a buzzer-beater in Columbia.