Hoops season is upon us with an awesome slate of games set for Tuesday evening!

Though the initial College Football Playoff Rankings are set to be released Tuesday, a lot of attention will also be on the hardwood in Madison Square Garden. The preseason top four teams for basketball will be in action with No. 1 Michigan State taking on No. 2 Kentucky. But first, No. 3 Kansas will take on No. 4 Duke in the opener.

For the Spartans, it is another high-profile, non-conference game under head coach Tom Izzo. Michigan State is returning a lot of talent from a Final Four team a season ago, including preseason All-American and reigning B1G player of the year in Cassius Winston.

It is bound to be an exciting season in East Lansing, and it all starts with the big-time showdown against John Calipari and the Wildcats. Ahead of the showdown, Michigan State basketball dropped a hype video to get the season started.

Check it out:

Tip-off is set for 9:30 pm EST time but will also be dependent on the finish of the 7 pm game and the CFP Rankings show.