UK Men's Basketball

Tickets for Kentucky-Providence game in Barclays Center go on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Kentucky's game against Providence on Dec. 1 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tickets may be ordered online through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Tickets will be available at a variety of price levels. For further ticket information, contact the UK Ticket Office at (859) 257-1818.

UK also said Thursday that the Barclays Center game would be the first of two against Providence, with the Friars visiting Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.

The games will mark the schools' first meetings since 1976.

The teams' only previous meeting took place in the National Invitation Tournament, a game won 79-78 by Kentucky on March 18, 1976, in Madison Square Garden.

Providence (19-15) finished 10th in the Big East Conference this past season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Kentucky played Maryland in the Barclays Center to open the 2012-13 season, winning 72-69.

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