LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team’s full 2018-19 schedule is set as the Southeastern Conference has announced the Wildcats’ 16-game league slate, which includes home games against Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Texas A&M.
On top of its eight home games, Kentucky will travel in the league to play at Mississippi State, Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. The SEC schedule is a challenging 16-game slate, playing every team in the league at least once and three teams twice in one permanent opponent (South Carolina) and two opponents (LSU and Texas A&M) that rotate annually.
For the second year in a row, Kentucky will begin its conference slate at home, squaring off with Vanderbilt on Jan. 3 in Memorial Coliseum before back-to-back road games at Mississippi State on Jan. 6 and Tennessee on Jan. 10. After returning to Memorial Coliseum to face Ole Miss on Jan. 13, UK travels for its first of two games during the year against LSU on Jan. 17 before a bye date on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Wildcats will return from the bye with a home game vs. Missouri on Jan 24 before a road showdown at Texas A&M on Jan. 27. UK concludes January by hosting South Carolina inside Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 31.
February starts with the Wildcats hosting Florida on Feb. 3 inside Rupp Arena before a two-game road stretch at Auburn on Feb. 7 and at Alabama on Feb. 11. Following another bye date on Feb. 14, Kentucky will conclude the SEC slate with three of its last five at home starting with a game vs. Arkansas on Feb. 17. After traveling to South Carolina on Feb. 21, UK will host its annual Senior Day game on Feb. 24 vs. LSU before its final home game of the year on Feb. 28 vs. Texas A&M. UK concludes its regular season on March 3 at Georgia.
Non-Conference Home Game Times Set; Morehead State Game Moved; Virginia Game at Rupp
Game times for all 11 of Kentucky’s non-conference home games, including its lone exhibition of the year, have been set, while the UK-Morehead State game originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 has been moved to Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Noon ET. In addition, Kentucky will play non-conference foe Virginia inside Rupp Arena on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Complete game times are listed below.
2018 Kentucky WBB Non-Conference Home Games
Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Lincoln Memorial [EXH] – 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 7 vs. Alabama State – 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 11 vs. Southern – 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 15 vs. Virginia – 7 p.m. ET – Rupp Arena
Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. High Point – 2 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 28 vs. Morehead State – Noon ET
Thursday, Dec. 6 vs. Rhode Island – 7 p.m. ET or 9 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 15 vs. Middle Tennessee – 1 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 18 vs. Western Carolina – 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 21 vs. Murray State – 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Sacred Heart – 1 p.m. ET
2018-19 Season Tickets On Sale Now
New season ticket purchases are available online at ukathleticstix.com, while fans can also call (800) 928-2287 or visit the UK Ticket Office in person. The UK Ticket Office is located inside the Joe Craft Center at 338 Lexington Ave.
Purchasing season tickets offers the best option and price savings for fans. New season ticket purchases are available in upper-level reserved chairbacks (sections AA-JJ), lower-level reserved bleachers (sections R-Z) or general admission bleachers (sections RR-ZZ) for $69 per ticket. Lower-level reserved chairbacks (A-J) sections are sold out again this season. New season ticket seating will be assigned in late September after the renewal deadline.
Season ticket renewal invoices are available online at UKathletics.com/renew. Each season, season ticket holders are able to request a seat upgrade upon renewing their season tickets. Seat upgrades are based upon availability. To request an upgrade, fill out the upgrade request section through your online renewal invoice or write the request on your hard-copy season ticket renewal invoice, which was mailed out in early August. Upgrade requests will be reviewed after the season ticket renewal deadline.
Earlier this summer, UK Athletics announced that a new, state-of-the-art video board will be installed at the south end of Memorial Coliseum. The new video board will be located above the front doors at the Avenue of Champions entrance. A full-feature ribbon board will be installed at the north end of Memorial Coliseum, just below the balcony, and the existing north end video board will be removed. These upgrades are the first steps in plans to enhance the fan experience in Memorial Coliseum.
With the unique design of the Coliseum, there will be some seats that will have no view or limited view of the new video board. Season ticket holders who would like to request to move seats should submit upgrade requests online as part of their season ticket renewal, or include a upgrade request with the paper renewal form. An effort to accommodate as many ticket holders as possible will be made.
In addition to season tickets, all-session books to the 2019 SEC women’s basketball tournament are now on sale within Kentucky’s allotment at $120 each. This year’s event will take place at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC from March 6 – 10. Seat locations will be assigned in K Fund priority rank order in January 2019.
“We Back Pat” Week Set for Jan. 20-27
During the week of January 20-27, SEC member institutions will participate in the seventh annual “We Back Pat” Week. The week-long initiative is focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.