Michigan-Kentucky in London: Basketball Hall of Fame issues update on status of overseas game
The Basketball Hall of Fame has not made any changes to the December games featuring Michigan-Kentucky and Marist-UMBC matchups in London. At least right now.
On Tuesday, Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva released a statement on the status of the two games, set to be played in London in December 2020. With so many athletic events, canceled or delayed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the sports world on a global scale, an update on the situation was necessary.
“With may athletic events being postponed and canceled due to COVID-19, the Basketball Hall of Fame remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health,” Doleva said in a statement. “At this time, we are moving forward with plans to host the inaugural London Showcase at The O2 in December 2020. …The health and safety of the players, fans and staff is of the utmost importance; we will continue to work and communicate with the four schools involved and we will provide additional updates as needed.”
The event is still eight months away, so it’s probably best to keep plans intact at this time, and make any necessary changes at a later date. This is probably the best approach from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The game between Michigan and Kentucky is part of a three-game series. The two teams will also have a home-and-home series in 2021 and 2022.