The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has reportedly decided to postpone the Michigan-Kentucky basketball game in London for a few years, according to a report from The Boston Globe.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe tweeted out that the game, which was scheduled for Dec. 6, 2020, has been delayed two years. The game is now scheduled for December 2022, though a specific date was not provided.
The Naismith Memorial of Fame will announce this week the Kentucky-Michigan game, set Dec. 6 for The O2 Arena in London, will be pushed back to Dec. 2022.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) May 19, 2020
The news comes as the world continues to deal with concerns involving the coronavirus.
Michigan and Kentucky had previously agreed to a three-game series that included the trip to London, as well as a pair of home-and-home games. The December 2021 matchup was scheduled to be played in Ann Arbor with the 2022 game to be hosted in Lexington.
It’s unclear at this time how the home-and-home series will be affected.
The matchup between Michigan and Kentucky was one of two games scheduled for December in London. The other featured Marist against UMBC.