fbpx
Skip to main content

Kentucky set to visit Gonzaga in November, host Zags in 2023

Sportsnaut
UK head basketball coach John Calipari and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few made an announcement on the jumbotron at Rupp Arena that the programs would have home and home games starting with UK traveling to Spokane, WA. on Nov. 20.  The UK men   s basketball team was hosing a practice/scrimmage at the arena in Lexington, Ky. on Aug. 2, 2022 to raise relief funds for the victims of the floods in Eastern Kentucky.Flood Relief03 Sam
Credit: Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are ticketed for Spokane on Nov. 20 for a matchup with Gonzaga in the first of a two-year agreement that brings the Bulldogs to Rupp Arena in 2023.

Kentucky men’s basketball has raised money for flood victims in the state, and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few took a staged call from Calipari during the program to announce the home-and-home series. Few also donated a pair of courtside seats to be auctioned and benefit flood victims.

“This guy gets on me all the time. Everything’s got to be on his terms. I thought we were Kentucky,” Calipari said in the FaceTime interview with Few during team’s telethon fundraising efforts for flood victims.

Calipari said the Wildcats, who have games in London and New York — as part of the annual Champions Classic with Duke, Kansas and Michigan State — to start the season, would add the trek to Washington.

“But, let me ask you this,” Calipari said. “‘Will you come back here the next year?”

“Let’s do it,” Few said. “Keep doing all that great work. Have fun out there.”

–Field Level Media