Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kentucky to Hold Open Practice on Friday in Indy

Members of the Big Blue Nation have the chance to watch top-ranked Kentucky practice inside Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of the Wildcats’ national semifinal rematch with Wisconsin. The Wildcats will take the Final Four floor for their open practice on Friday beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Michigan State will have the first open practice session from 12-12:50 p.m., Duke will take the court from 1-1:50 p.m. and Wisconsin will practice from 2-2:50 p.m. 

Fans who attend the Final Four open practices on Friday will have the opportunity to hear from each head coach after their sessions and engage in on-court promotions. The day concludes with the College All Star-Game tipping off at 4:30 p.m. in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Friday’s open practice will be one of many events for fans to experience in Indianapolis other than the Final Four games themselves. 

The NCAA will also host the March Madness Music Festival on Friday and Saturday with acts such as Rihanna (Saturday), Imagine Dragons and Weezer (both on Friday) scheduled to perform at White River State Park. Admission is free.

Saturday’s pregame events include the Road to the Final Four 5K, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the NCAA Hall of Champions. The NCAA will also host youth basketball clinics at local gyms and at Final Four Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Fan Fest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for Fan Fest are on sale now.

Here is a list of events and their times for your information. This is going to be a fun weekend and if you are lucky enough to attend, you should try to take in all the festivities you can.

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