The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team has seen significant changes over the last four college basketball seasons. During the Wildcats 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 basketball seasons, the average ticket price was in the $80 range. Average Kentucky ticket prices saw a huge spike for the 2015-2016 season with an 85% increase to $148; this was due to the excellent season they had the year prior making it to the NCAA Final Four. The 2016-2017 Kentucky Wildcats basketball has experienced a drop from the previous year by 47% to an average ticket price of $78, the lowest ticket average for the Wildcats over these last four seasons.
(Data updated 1/18/2017)
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2017 Wildcats Season Preview
The Kentucky Wildcats came out of the 2015-2016 college basketball season as champions of the SEC Tournament, beating Alabama, Georgia and A&M. The Wildcats ended the season with a 27-9 record. As the UK basketball team heads into the 2016-2017 season they come with a heavy veteran team. Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins both come back as seniors, bringing the size to the Wildcats basketball games. The return of sophomores, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries contributes to Kentucky’s expectations as a top team. Look for Isiah to have a stellar year in the backcourt as a leader for the Wildcats on and off the court after his successful season last year. Head coach John Calipari recruiting for the Kentucky Wildcats is one of the nation’s top recruiting class; this can be seen with the addition of point guard De’Aaron Fox. With six athletes 6-foot-9 or taller on the roster, expect the Wildcats to be one of the top three teams in college basketball. Exciting games on the 2016-2017 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball schedule will be against Texas A&M and Florida Gators.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball at Rupp Arena Address: 430 W Vine St, Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
The Kentucky Wildcats play their home games at Rupp Arena, located in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. With a capacity of 23,500 crazy fans, catching a ‘Cats game at Rupp Arena is a can’t miss experience. With eight championship banners hanging in the rafters and the jerseys of some of the greatest basketball players in the world high above the court, there are few environments in college basketball that can rival Rupp Arena. The Kentucky Wildcats home bench is on the Rupp Arena sideline in front of sections 32-33. Rupp Arena parking information is covered in our Wildcats event guide.
Kentucky vs. Indiana
Combining for over a dozen national titles, this rivalry is between two of the premier programs in college basketball. These teams have played over 55 times since 1924. The Hoosiers owns very slight margin in wins, but Kentucky has dominated the last 20 years of the rivalry. The competition between these two teams has spilled over off the court with coaches and athletic directors failing to reach a compromise to continue scheduling the game, but fans from both squads hope to see it renewed in the near future.
The Battle of the Bluegrass is one of the most hotly contested and competitive rivalries in all of basketball. The rivalry began in 1913, but was not played annually until the early 1980’s. Kentucky owns a sizable margin in win, but a majority of the games have been decided by 10 points or less and both teams are often ranked. This is the can’t miss game in the State of Kentucky and one of the best sporting events in the country.
Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four, NCAA Tournament, and SEC Tournament
There are only a few states in the country known for their basketball and because of the Wildcats, Kentucky is one of them. Kentucky has the most all-time wins, winning percentage, NCAA tournament appearances and has won 8 national championships. With almost 40 Sweet 16s, 15 Final Fours and 38 regular-season conference championships, basketball at Rupp Arena is that of legend.
2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Season Preview
The Kentucky Wildcats entered the 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season as about a unanimous favorite as there could be. Following a heart breaking loss in the 2014 National Championship run, Kentucky returned 8 players, most of whom would have been drafted if they declared for the NBA. Those 8 players alone could have taken Kentucky all the way to the title, but Calapari and company added 4 more prized recruits to the Wildcats team, giving Kentucky 9 McDonald’s all-Americans on the 2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats Roster. Look for veteran forwards Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee to have a stellar year, and Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson to be practically unstoppable around the basket. The top new comer will likely be Tyle Ulis, who plays exceptionally well with the ball in his hands. The talk around Lexington coming into the 2014-15 Wildcats basketball season is not if they can win the National Championship, it is if Kentucky can go undefeated.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball News - 2/16/2017
The Wildcats dominated the Volunteers for their last game with a final score of 83-58, putting Kentucky’s current season record at 21-5. The Kentucky Wildcats will travel Georgia for their matchup against the Bulldogs Saturday; tickets for the game have an average price of $80.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball News - 2/2/2017
The Wildcats had a strong comeback against Georgia on Tuesday as the game went into overtime after a Malik Monk scored with a 20-foot jump in the last seconds. Kentucky came up on top with a 90-81 victory. The week will finish off as Vanderbilt comes to Lexington for a matchup on Saturday night. The Wildcats vs Commodores matchup game has an average ticket price of $109.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball News - 1/19/2017
The Kentucky Wildcats maintain their No. 1 rankings in the SEC as the conference tournaments approach. The current season record for the Wildcats is at 16-2 and an undefeated record against SEC teams. The Gamecocks will come to Lexington for the Kentucky vs South Carolina matchup this Saturday; ticket prices from the game average at $118.