Well, we know there will be basketball at the Barclays Center November 9 of next year. John Calipari announced at a press conference Tuesday that Kentucky and Maryland will play the first college basketball game at the Brooklyn arena, part of a double-header called the "Barclays Center Classic". ESPN will air the game.
Fulfilling another pledge, Brett Yormark announced that LIU and Morehead State will play the second game that night. It's all being promoted under the rubric of "Brooklyn Hoops", the trademarked name the arena will apparently use to market its annual schedule of 25 college games.
- College hoops powerhouses Kentucky and Maryland set to tip off at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center arena - Erin Durkin - New York Daily News
- Barclays hoops classic gets Kentucky vs Maryland - AP
Kentucky, Maryland College Hoops Filling NBA Void In Brooklyn, But Not Until 2012 - Barry Janoff - The Big Lead
- Kentucky to play Maryland in first college game in new Brooklyn arena - Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky Will Inaugurate Barclays Center College Schedule - Tom Van Riper - Forbes