UK agrees to two-year series with Providence

Kentucky and Providence have agreed to a two-year series to begin in December with a game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by the Friars making a trip to Lexington to play in Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.

Kentucky and Providence have agreed to a two-year series to begin in December with a game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by the Friars making a trip to Lexington to play in Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.

The Wildcats will play the Friars on Dec. 1 next season at the Barclays Center. It will mark only the second meeting between the two programs. UK won the only other matchup, 79-78, in the 1976 NIT semifinals.

"We are excited to return to the Barclays Center next year to play Providence," UK coach John Calipari said. "Last year's game against Maryland was an NCAA Tournament environment in November. It's a great event, a great building and a great city. We're looking forward to being back in Brooklyn."

The Cats opened their 2012-13 season in the Barclays Center, posting a 72-69 win over the Terrapins.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets may be ordered online through Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Tickets will be available at a variety of price levels.

Visit the Barclays Center website for more information as the event nears. For further ticket information, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (859) 257-1818.

Additional ticket information for UK's 2013-14 men's basketball season will be provided at a later date.


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