Wildcats’ Big Blue Bahamas games to be televised by SEC Network – UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It won’t be a substitute for the paradise that lies just outside the arena, but for Kentucky men’s basketball fans who can’t make it to the Bahamas in August for the basketball tour. he UK’s overseas exposure, they’re always in luck: SEC Network will broadcast all four matches live from the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau.

The SEC Network college basketball team of Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Dane Bradshaw (analyst) will be on call to bring fans all the game action, live from the Bahamas.

Additionally, the UK Sports Network, with Voice of the Wildcats Tom Leach and UK Athletics Hall of Famer Jack Givens on the mic, will broadcast all four games on 630-WLAP, its statewide affiliates, on UKathletics.com and the UK Athletics. application. Coverage will begin 30 minutes prior to the whistleblowing.

With TV and radio coverage finalized, peak times for all four games have been set. The first two games will end at 7 p.m. ET, the third game will start at 6 p.m., with the final on August 14 scheduled for noon.

A full schedule of games is below.

August 10 at 7 p.m. vs. the Dominican Republic national team (SEC Network/UK Sports Network)

  • Members of the Dominican Republic national program all under the age of 22

Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Tec de Monterrey (SEC Network/UK Sports Network)

  • Mexico collegiate team bolstered by U23 national team players as well

Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. vs. Carleton University (SEC Network/UK Sports Network)

  • Winners of 16 of the last 19 collegiate national championships in Canada; boasts victories over Syracuse, Wisconsin and others in its summer tour exhibition history

August 14 at noon against the Bahamas national team (SEC Network / UK Sports Network)

  • Team made up of Bahamas players competing for a spot in the AmeriCup and World Cup

This is the third time the Wildcats have gone to the Bahamas to serve as a regular-season tune-up, and the previous two times the Cats have come away with positive results. The UK first visited the island ahead of the 2014-15 season, which sparked a magical run that ended with an unbeaten regular season, regular season and SEC tournament titles, and a trip to the Final Four. Kentucky went 4-0 in the Bahamas in 2018, before going 30-7 and reaching the Elite Eight in 2019.

It will also be the Cats’ first trip to Baha Mar, a 2,300-room resort anchored by a Grand Hyatt hotel, and also has two luxury hotel deals, an SLS and Rosewood. The resort features a 100,000 square foot casino, a new $250 million water park, and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Royal Blue golf course.

All information for fans wishing to attend is available at KentuckyBahamasTour.com. All ticketing options will be sold online directly via the link above.

Britain’s returning core is headlined by National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe who led the nation with 15.1 rebounds per game and also beat the Cats with 17.4 points per game. Kentucky will also welcome back Sahvir Wheeler who led the Southeastern Conference and ranked third in the nation with 6.9 assists per game. Forwards Daimion Collins, Jacob Toppin and Lance Ware all helped help the Wildcats win a 26-8 season a year ago and finish second nationally in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky will welcome four dynamic newcomers, including top 10 signees Chris Livingston and Cason Wallace. Both players were Gatorade State Players of the Year and McDonald’s All Americans. Booming prospect Adou Thiero signed with the Cats during the late signing period. The UK also added one of the best transfers in Antonio Reeves Jr. who ranked among the top 20 individual scorers a season ago at Illinois State averaging 20.1 points per game.

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