The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team is officially heading back to the Bahamas.
While the trip had been rumored to happen for several months now, KSR’s Matt Jones now has the details. This year’s trip will take place August 8-14th at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau. The games will take place at the Baha Mar Convention Center.
There’s actually a website that now has most of the details, which you can see at https://kentuckybahamastour.com.
According to the website, Kentucky will play four games, the first being August 10th vs. the Dominican Republic National Select Team.
The next game happens the following day vs. Tec de Monterey, a Mexican collegiate team that also has U23 national team players.
After getting Friday off, the Wildcats return to action Saturday, August 13th vs. the Carleton University Ravens out of Ottawa, Ontario.
Sunday’s final game of the trip will be against the Bahamas National team.
Fan package costs are $6,200 for single occupancy and $7,800 for double occupancy.
NCAA rules allow for a foreign tour by any college team once every four academic years. The last Bahamas trip for Kentucky was a four-game event prior to going 30-7 and making the Elite Eight during the 2018-19 college hoops season.
The previous trip took place prior to the 2014-2015 season when the Wildcats played six games before going 38-1 the following season and make it to the program’s fourth Final Four in five years.
Kentucky’s only non-Bahamas trip under John Calipari was in 2010 when the Cats played three games in Canada, then went on to go 29-9 and reach the Final Four for the first time since 1998.
Needless to say, these foreign trips have led to some special seasons for the basketball team. And with all the firepower this team has, they can absolutely reach the Final Four and contend for a natty.