Tickets for UK-Providence game in Brooklyn going on sale

Kentucky will play Providence in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 1, UK announced Thursday. Tickets for that game go on sale Friday, beginning at 10 a.m.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster websites, by calling (800) 745-3000 and at Barclays Center.

UK and Providence agreed to a two-game series. The first game will be played in the Barclays Center next season. The second game will be in Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.

“We are excited to return to the Barclays Center next year to play Providence,” UK Coach John Calipari said in a news release. “Last year’s game against Maryland was an NCAA Tournament environment in November. It’s a great event, a great building and a great city. We’re looking forward to being back in Brooklyn.”

Kentucky opened the 2012-13 season in the Barclays Center, beating Maryland 72-69.