Game times were announced Tuesday for Kentucky's Nov. 17 game against Duke and its Dec. 19 contest against Ohio State.
Details continue to trickle in as UK assembles its 2015-16 schedule, and the game times for the Champions Classic and the CBS Sports Classic were set Tuesday.
In the Champions Classic, Kentucky will take on defending national champion Duke in Chicago on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Kansas will face Michigan State in the second game of the Tuesday night doubleheader at the United Center.
Both games are part of ESPN's annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, which takes place Nov. 16 and 17.
In the CBS Sports Classic, Kentucky will play Ohio State in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 19 at about 3:30 p.m.
UCLA will take on North Carolina in the opening game of the doubleheader at 1 p.m. at the Barclays Center.
Topper bound for France
Former WKU guard T.J. Price has signed to play professionally for Lille Metropole Basket in the French League Pro B, the program announced Tuesday.
Teams have been competing in the French League since 1921. Former Hilltopper A.J. Slaughter played in the French League Pro A for Cholet Basket during the 2012-13 season.
Before joining LM Basket, Price played in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for college seniors in April, where he averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 assists in three games. He also played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League in July, averaging 2.2 points in four games.
Price ended his college career as WKU’s all-time leader in three-pointers (286) and finished sixth in career scoring (1,782). He averaged 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists for his career and played in two NCAA Tournaments.
Price was last season’s Conference USA scoring champion at 17.1 points per game and was named to the All-C-USA First Team. The Slidell, La., native hit double figures 27 times in 2014-15 and had 20 or more points in a game 11 times. He started all 32 WKU games last season and also added 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.Union star going pro, too
Former Union College men’s basketball standout Fitzgerald White has signed a professional contract, agreing to play for Units pel Bàsquet Gandia of Liga EBA in Gandia, Spain.
“I’m really happy for Fitz,” said Bulldog Coach Kevin Burton. “He is now getting an opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream. Fitz was instrumental in our success the past two seasons with his versatile play and will be a successful pro player.”
White, a native of Miami, Fla., helped the Bulldogs capture back-to-back Appalachian Athletic Conference titles, regular season and tournament, along with consecutive trips to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship.
In two seasons, White averaged 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, while dishing out 3.5 assists per game. White earned a spot on the All-AAC Team in both of his seasons in Barbourville, earning Third-Team honors after the 2013-14 season and First Team this past season.
White joins Tarik Smith as the two former Union men’s basketball players to go on and play professionally under Burton’s tutelage. Earlier this year, Smith played for the Bowling Green Bandits of the American Basketball Association.