Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021



The road to March Madness begins tonight, Nov. 9, as the 2021-2022 men’s college basketball season gets underway with a special event pair of games billed as The State Farm Champions Classic — No. 3 Kansas vs Michigan State and No. 10 Kentucky vs No. 9 Duke.

The Champions Classic has been part of the men’s college basketball season since 2011, with these four “blue blood” programs playing each other as the start to their seasons. The one-night event will take place at Madison Square Garden this year, where it has been held multiple times in the past; some other previous venues have included the Georgia Dome, the United Center in Chicago and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Duke has the best record in these games, going 6-4; Kansas and Kentucky are both 5-5 in these games; Michigan State has a record of 4-6 in these season opening games.

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