2023 Champions Classic: Host city announced for matchups of blue-blood programs
The 2023 State Farms Champions Classic will feature a pair of big-time matchups between blue-blood programs in college basketball. On Tuesday, ESPN announced the host city for the games.
Next year’s Champions Classic will be hosted in Chicago at the United Center. The home of the Chicago Bulls will host the games on Nov. 14.
The matchups for the 2023 edition of the Classic will be Michigan State vs. Duke and Kansas vs. Kentucky.
The 2023 State Farm Champions Classic will return to Chicago on November 14.
Kansas vs. Kentucky 🏀
Michigan State vs. Duke 🏀
— State Farm Champions Classic (@championclassic) November 15, 2022
The Champions Classic originally debuted in November of the 2011-12 college basketball season. That season, Duke toppled Michigan State while Kentucky beat Kansas.
The 2022 Champions Classic is set for Tuesday evening with No. 4 Kentucky facing Michigan State in the 7 pm ET tip-off on ESPN. No. 7 Duke will face No. 6 Kansas with that tip-off set for 9:30 pm ET on ESPN.
This year’s Classic will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.