After enjoying tremendous success in Pikeville a season ago, the Kentucky men's basketball team will hit the road and visit another part of the Commonwealth for its annual Blue-White Game again this season. The Wildcats will travel to Northern Kentucky's Truist Arena on Oct. 21 for the 2023 edition of the game presented by Kroger.
All ticket revenue will benefit the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund and the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Prices range from $10-$25 and will be available to purchase online through Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Truist Arena box office. Tickets will not be available for purchase through the UK Ticket Office.
The game will tip at 6 p.m. ET and air digitally on SEC Network+. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
Parking is available at Truist Arena's surface lot and at two parking garages, one of which connects directly to the Arena. Parking fees are included on tickets unless otherwise indicated. Parking will be conducted on a first come, first served basis.
Similar to Rupp Arena, fans are asked to abide by the clear-bag policy and all concession stands are cashless. For more information on prohibited items and additional info on the arena, please visit the Truist Arena website.
Winner of the 2023 GLOBL JAM, Kentucky boasts the nation's No. 1 recruiting class with seven first-year signees including five top-25 prospects in Aaron Bradshaw, Rob Dillingham, Justin Edwards, Reed Sheppard and D.J. Wagner. Jordan Burks, who led OTE in points per game, and Joey Hart, who captured a state high school crown, were spring additions, while Zvonimir Ivišić, a native of Croatia, was added in August.
Additionally, Kentucky signed one of the top graduate transfers in Tre Mitchell, who has played in 102 career games, making 92 starts, and has scored more than 1,390 career points.
The Cats will also return Antonio Reeves, who averaged 14.4 points per game a season ago and was named the SEC's Sixth Man of the Year. Sophomores Ugonna Onyenso and Adou Thiero also return. Onyenso had a per-40-minute average of 5.7 blocks per game, while Thiero played nearly 10 minutes a game and was a spark off the bench.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky scored 143 points against Georgia for the most points ever scored by a Kentucky team in a single game.
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky made 60 field goals against Georgia for the most field goals ever made in a single game by a Kentucky team.
- On February 27, 2016, freshman Jamal Murray scored 33 points at Vanderbilt.