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Mens hoops set to take on defending national champ Kentucky

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team  is set to make a trip to Rupp Arena to face the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 15 as announced by both schools on Tuesday.

“When people think of college basketball they think of Kentucky,” said Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson. "To be able to play those guys in Rupp Arena, like we did in 2005, is a great opportunity for the program and for the university.

“Any team that plays Kentucky is going to be excited about it. There is a difference. We have played at North Carolina, at Memphis and N.C. State. We have played in a lot of places. And by far that is the best atmosphere I have ever been in for playing a college basketball game.”

The full 2012-13 schedule for the Bisons will be released next week and includes additional marquee non-conference matchups on the slate. 

“From a national market standpoint you can’t get any better than Kentucky,” Sanderson said. “There will be a lot of media coverage and you can’t pay for that kind of exposure.”

Ticket inquiries should be made by contacting the Kentucky ticket office at (859) 257-1818.