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Michigan-Kentucky basketball game in London still on as planned

The game is scheduled to take place in December.

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Michigan basketball is scheduled to take on Kentucky on Dec. 6, 2020 in London as part of the London Showcase at The O2 and for now, it appears that game is still on as planned.

A week after Kentucky coach John Calipari said the game was “up in the air” due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva released a statement saying he’s monitoring the situation, but the game is still set to be played.

“With many athletic events being postponed and canceled due to COVID-19, the Basketball Hall of Fame remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health,” Doleva said. “At this time, we are moving forward with plans to host the inaugural London Showcase at The O2 in December 2020. Tickets remain available at and we look forward to hosting a fantastic doubleheader featuring Marist vs. UMBC and Kentucky vs. Michigan. The health and safety of the players, fans and staff is of the utmost importance; we will continue to work and communicate with the four schools involved, and we will provide additional updates as needed.”

The showdown is the first of three meetings between Michigan and Kentucky, with the two teams scheduled to play in Ann Arbor in 2021 and Lexington in 2022.