Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball game set for London rescheduled for 2022
ANN ARBOR (AP) — The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured.
The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase doubleheader at the O2 Arena. The series also included Marist against UMBC. Michigan will now host the Wildcats on Dec. 4 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 & CEO John L. Doleva says 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 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,” Michigan coach Juwan Howard said. “The best thing is this tremendous event isn’t canceled, it’s just delayed.”