London Showcase between Michigan & Kentucky postponed until 2022

Posted at 10:11 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 10:11:46-04

(WXYZ) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase between Michigan and Kentucky has been postponed until 2022, organizers announced on Wednesday.

The games between Michigan and Kentucky and Marist College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, were scheduled for Dec. 6, 2020 at the O2 Arena in London.

They are now scheduled to take place Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 and be televisted on ESPN and ABC.

“As we navigate these unprecedented times, the Basketball Hall of Fame has remained vigilant in placing health and safety above all else,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Unfortunately, the unknown combination of health, safety, international travel regulations and the economic viability for all parties involved has required us to postpone this highly anticipated event at The O2. We look forward to hosting a fantastic event in 2022.”

The event is still part of the three-year series between Michigan and Kentucky. The Wolverines will host the Wildcats in 2021, London in 2022 and the game will be in Lexington in 2023.

All fans who have purchased a ticket to the 2020 Hall of Fame London Showcase will receive a full refund automatically to the method used for purchase within 14 business days. Tickets for the 2022 Hall of Fame London Showcase will go back on-sale for December 4, 2022 in January or February of 2022.