As of late Thursday, Kentucky reported it had distributed 17,158 tickets to Friday night’s game versus DePaul at Rupp Arena.
It would take just 1,406 more tickets sold (or given away) for the Cats to best last season’s single-game attendance record of 18,563 set in Knoxville last season for the Vols’ game with Florida.
Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster for $1 for each of Kentucky’s home games in December. Tickets purchased at the game will be regular price.
The 17,158 tickets already out will set a new attendance record for the UK women, besting the 14,508 versus Duke last season at Rupp Arena.
“It is going to be a record-setting night for us attendance wise, so that is exciting for our players,” Coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We want to encourage anyone who doesn’t have a ticket to get out there and we would love to make this the most well-attended women’s basketball game in the country this year. We have a chance to do that.”