Published: Jan. 18, 2018

Champions Classic moves up one week to tip off 2018-19 college basketball season

Contact(s): Matt Larson Athletics office: (517) 355-2271

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will open the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, playing in the State Farm Champions Classic on ESPN.

The 2018 Classic – a neutral site doubleheader – will feature Michigan State playing Kansas and Duke squaring off against Kentucky. The games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The NCAA Division I Council approved moving up the start of the men’s and women’s college basketball season to the Tuesday before the second Friday in November.


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