Kentucky and Seton Hall are finalizing an agreement to play a neutral-site game next season at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.
The target date game of the game is Dec. 8.
The Pirates will lose four starters — Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo, and Angel Delgado — from this past season’s team that lost to Kansas in the Round of 32.
Kentucky will again have one of college basketball’s top recruiting classes while also potentially returning several players from this past year’s squad that lost to Kansas State in the Sweet 16.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander announced his intentions to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft with an agent early on Monday evening.
Kentucky finished the regular season 26-11 in 2017-18 and won the SEC tournament, earning a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Seton Hall finished 22-12 and received a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.