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No. 15 Kentucky Hosts New Hampshire for Early Tip Thursday

Alyssa Rice (Vicky Graff Photo)

Alyssa Rice (Vicky Graff Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After starting the season with back-to-back double-digit wins over teams that made the NCAA Tournament a season ago, the No. 15 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will hold its annual Winning Tools Education Day on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET against New Hampshire inside Memorial Coliseum.

“We had a good practice this morning, trying to get ready for a New Hampshire team that I’m sure is hungry to come in and win,” Matthew Mitchell said. “We tried to get prepared over the last couple days to improve our team. It is an exciting day as we welcome in students from all over Fayette County for our 11 a.m. tip that we do for our school kids. So it will be a fun atmosphere in the Coliseum tomorrow and would love for everyone to come out and enjoy the game. We are going to try to play really hard tomorrow and see if we can earn the victory.”

The Winning Tools Education Day is based on Mitchell’s Winning Tools of honesty, hard work and discipline, which he has used to successfully build the Kentucky women’s basketball program. UK Athletics invited all local schools to attend the game for free. With the Winning Tools at the center of program, Mitchell is the winningest head coach in program history, guiding Kentucky to a school-record seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

UK students who present a valid student ID at the Euclid Avenue entrance only will receive free admission to the game and be given a numbered ticket. During the game, ticket numbers will be called and select students will have a chance to win a Ford Mustang worth $30,000 from Paul Miller Ford and a custom UK YETI cooler.

UK Athletics will also provide free lunch from Raising Cane’s during halftime of the game for all UK faculty and staff in attendance. The lunch will be served in the Rose Street lobby of Memorial Coliseum. UK faculty and staff receive free admission to all Kentucky women’s basketball home games with a valid UK ID, based on availability. 

Due to regular University function, normal spectator parking options surrounding Memorial Coliseum will not be available without a University issued parking pass. All fans without a valid UK parking pass are encouraged to park at John Cropp Stadium and The Bell Soccer Complex off Alumni Drive. A free shuttle service will be available from soccer/softball parking beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The shuttle service will operate until 30 minutes after tip and will resume service at halftime until one hour postgame. More information is listed below.

Season tickets are $65 and still available in upper level chairbacks, lower level bleachers and general admission upper level bleachers. Single-game tickets for all Kentucky home games are available through the UK Ticket Office and through ticketmaster.com. Single-game tickets are $9 for reserved seating (all ages), $8 for general admission seating (adults) and $5 for general admission seating (youth 6-18/seniors 65+). General admission seating is free for ages five and under.

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