Kentucky “Big Blue Bahamas” tour to be televised by ESPNU/SEC Network

ESPNU and the soon-to-launch Network will televise the six-game University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Big Blue tour live from Nassau’s 2,500-seat Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium August 10-12 and August 15-17. All six games will now tipoff at 1 p.m. ET.

ESPNU will televise the first three games of the tour – Sunday, August 10 against the Puerto Rico national team reserves, Monday, August 11 vs. French first-division team Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket and Tuesday, August 12 vs. the Puerto Rico reserves.

Kentucky will take two days off August 13-14 before the Wildcats resume action Friday, August 15 against the Dominican Republic national team, airing on Network.

The Wildcats conclude the tour with two more games on Network: Saturday, August 16 against Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket and Sunday, August 17 vs. the Dominican Republic national team.

“We can’t think of a better way to show off some of the best basketball in the United States and the world than to have the games televised by ESPNU and Network,” said Complete Sports Management President Lea Miller. “We are thrilled to be among the first events to air on the SEC Network with Kentucky’s Big Blue tour in a great setting in Nassau.”

“The slate of Kentucky basketball games airing on ESPNU and continuing on the Network is a prime example of our programming commitment to expand and cover the conference on a new platform in a way that hasn’t been done in the past,” said Justin Connolly, senior vice president, college networks. “The live games provide viewers with unique early access to a team that played for the National Championship just a few short months ago.”

Fan travel packages for Kentucky’s Big Blue tour will be available. For more information, visit ukfantravel.com. To book travel packages, please call 1-855-UKBBALL (1-855-852-2255). Only those who book through the Big Blue Bahamas tour travel company will have access to tickets.

KENTUCKY BIG BLUE TOUR SCHEDULE (all games at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium)

Sunday, August 10:                 Puerto Rico Reserve Team…………………………………… 1 pm ET (ESPNU)

Monday, August 11:                Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket………………………. 1 pm ET (ESPNU)

Tuesday, August 12:                Puerto Rico Reserve Team…………………………………… 1 pm ET (ESPNU)

Wednesday, August 13:           OFF DAY

Thursday, August 14:              OFF DAY

Friday, August 15:                   Dominican Republic National Team……………………… 1 pm ET ( Network)

Saturday, August 16:               Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket………………………. 1 pm ET (SEC Network)

Sunday, August 17:                 Dominican Republic National Team……………………… 1 pm ET (SEC Network)