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Wildcats will face Monmouth in inaugural Citi Hoops Classic at Madison Square Garden


The Citi Hoops Classic, featuring the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team coached by John Calipari, will face Monmouth, coached by King Rice, in the inaugural Citi Hoops Classic on Dec. 9, 2017 at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“We’re excited to launch the series at iconic Madison Square Garden,” said Tad Ehrbar, Citi SVP of Entertainment & Sports Marketing. “We look forward to an exhilarating atmosphere in December.”

“I’ve looked up to Coach Calipari for a long time,” said Rice. “This game will be a great chance for our two teams to play each other outside of our conferences.”

“This is a great opportunity to play a strong and up and coming team in a historic venue,” said Calipari on the upcoming game. “We love coming to New York and look forward to seeing the Big Blue Nation in full force out east. I’m always excited to partner with Citi to bring great basketball to the fans.”

Tickets will be available for purchase exclusively for Citi cardmembers from Aug. 15 – 24 on CitiPrivatePass.com. Ticket sales will open to the general public on Aug. 25.

The Citi Hoops Classic will also continue in 2018 and the opposing team will be announced at a later date.

From Citi Hoops Classic


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