Michigan, Kentucky moving London basketball game to 2022
Thursday, May 21, 2020

(UNDATED) – The Michigan-Kentucky college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a restructuring of their three game series. The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase doubleheader at the O2 Arena. Michigan will now host the Wildcats on Dec. 4, 2021, in Ann Arbor before the schools meet in London one year later. Kentucky will host the Wolverines in Lexington on Dec. 2, 2023. Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame president and CEO John L. Doleva said in a statement that the "unknown combination" of health, safety, international travel regulations and the economic viabilities for all parties required postponing the event. The series also included Marist against UMBC. Michigna coach Juwan Howard says the Hall of Fame took the time to review what is happening around the world and explore all options; all the safe options for the teams and most importantly the fans. The best thing is this tremendous event isn't canceled, it's just delayed. Kentucky coach John Calipari said he is disappointed about not going to London and that he looked forward to meeting Queen Elizabeth II. Michigan and Kentucky have played seven times, with the Wildcats holding a 5-2 advantage in the series.