LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – The College of Kentucky ladies’s basketball workforce will play on ESPN or ESPN2 4 occasions as a part of 13 video games being televised nationally in the course of the upcoming 2021-22 season. The announcement of the TV choices units sport occasions for practically all of UK’s 2021-22 video games.
A whole schedule with TV choices may be discovered on-line at UKathletics.com.
4 occasions the Wildcats will likely be featured on ESPN or ESPN2, beginning with the Jimmy V Basic in December at Louisville on ESPN. In January, UK will sq. off at South Carolina on ESPN. ESPN has additionally moved the Kentucky-Tennessee sport to Monday, Jan. 17 however time and community are but to be introduced. The Wildcats will then begin February by internet hosting Texas A&M on ESPN2 and South Carolina on ESPN. Eight different video games will air on SEC Community, together with the SEC/Large 12 Problem vs. West Virginia on Dec. 1 at Memorial Coliseum.
All Kentucky ladies’s basketball residence video games and convention street video games that weren’t picked up for nationwide tv will likely be streamed on SEC Community+. Occasions for each 2021-22 sport has been set except UK’s non-conference street sport at Indiana on Nov. 14 and the January showdown with Tennessee.
Large Blue Insanity Offered by Papa John’s will function the annual begin of the basketball season. The occasion will likely be held at Rupp Area on Oct. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Community. Tickets to Large Blue Insanity will likely be distributed completely on-line at Ticketmaster.com and thru the Ticketmaster app beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 1.
Kentucky ladies’s basketball 2021-22 season tickets at the moment are on sale at UKathletics.com/tickets as #ElzyEra pleasure continues to construct. Followers might buy new season tickets on-line at UKathletics.com/tickets or by calling the UK Ticket Workplace at (800) 928-2287 (Possibility 1). Season tickets supply appreciable financial savings over the price of shopping for single-game tickets. Season ticket costs embrace admission to all Kentucky ladies’s basketball residence video games in Memorial Coliseum and Rupp Area.
New season ticket purchases can be found in three areas, beginning with common admission bench seating (sections RR-ZZ) for $60 per ticket or $50 per ticket if you are going to buy 4 or extra. Higher-level reserved chairbacks (sections AA-JJ) and lower-level reserved bench seating (sections R-Z) can be found for $80 per ticket, whereas lower-level reserved chairbacks (sections A-J) are bought out once more this season.
It was a profitable first season for the Kentucky ladies’s basketball program underneath head coach Kyra Elzy, who led Kentucky to a high 20 itemizing within the Related Press Prime 25 and USA Right now/Coaches Prime 25 all season lengthy. Elzy turned the primary UK ladies’s basketball head coach to guide her workforce to the NCAA Event of their first season on the helm.
In the course of the 2020-21 season, Kentucky defeated 5 ranked opponents, together with back-to-back in opposition to top-15 groups for the primary time since 2013. The 2 wins led Elzy to be named the espnW Nationwide Coach of the Week and america Basketball Writers Affiliation tabbed UK its first-ever workforce of the week. UK was considered one of 10 groups within the nation to have 4 wins in opposition to top-25 NCAA NET groups coming into the match.
The Wildcats will return a big chunk of their manufacturing from the 2020-21, together with consensus first-team All-America honoree Rhyne Howard. Howard averaged 20.7 factors per sport final season, including 7.3 rebounds per sport and a team-best 91 assists. Kentucky’s third, fourth and fifth-leading scorers additionally return in Dre’una Edwards, Robyn Benton and Blair Inexperienced. Level guard Jazmine Massengill, who missed the primary half of the season resulting from NCAA switch guidelines after ending second on the workforce in assists per sport. In all, UK returns 70 p.c of its scoring, 3-pointers made and assists, whereas it brings again 64 p.c of its rebounding and 60 p.c of its steals.
For extra info on the Kentucky ladies’s basketball workforce, go to UKathletics.com or observe @KentuckyWBB on Twitter, Instagram and Fb.