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UM basketball to face Kentucky in televised exhibition

Published 3:38pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO — The exhibition contest between the University of Montevallo men’s basketball team and the University of Kentucky will be televised by Fox Sports South on Monday, Nov. 4.

Tip off time at historic Rupp Arena is set for 7 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Central.

“We’re very excited about getting the opportunity to go play one of the most storied basketball programs in the country,” said Montevallo men’s basketball coach Danny Young. “It’s a great opportunity for the University and for our men’s basketball program. We’re excited to play on television so that our players’ families and our University community will be able to watch us.”

The televised game will mark the fifth television appearance for the Falcons in the past five seasons.

The Falcons’ Peach Belt Conference contest on the road at Augusta State University in February 2010 was broadcast nationally by CBS College Sports, now known as the CBS Sports Network. Montevallo appeared on the network again in March 2012 against Bellarmine University in the NCAA Division II Final Four before the Falcons faced Western Washington University in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in Highland Heights, Ky. on March 24, 2012 in front of approximately 3.1 million viewers on CBS.

Montevallo hosted the first ever nationally televised athletic contest on campus Feb. 16, 2013, when the Falcons took on Clayton State University at Trustmark Arena on the CBS Sports Network.

Ticket information for the Kentucky game is available online at http://www.ukathletics.com/tickets/tickets-m-baskbl.html.

The Falcons will open the regular season at home Saturday, Nov. 9 against the University of West Florida.

Tip off at Trustmark Arena is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

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