Kansas’ basketball matchup with Michigan State in the Champions Classic on Nov. 17 will anchor ESPN’s 2015 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, the network announced Tuesday.
The Jayhawks are set to tip off against the Spartans at 9 p.m. Central at the United Center in Chicago, the second of two games at the Champions Classic. Defending NCAA champion Duke will face Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. in the first game of the early-season showcase event.
It’s Kansas’ fifth appearance in the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks are 1-3 in the event, including a blowout loss to Kentucky last season and a loss to Michigan State in Atlanta during the 2012-13 season. Kansas’ lone victory came against Duke at the United Center in 2013-14.
Here is the full schedule for the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon:
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Mon, Nov 16
No. 1 UConn at No. 13 Ohio State (women)
No. 4 Virginia at George Washington
Legends Classic: Kennesaw State at LSU
San Diego State at No. 13 Utah
No. 17 Baylor at Oregon
Tue, Nov 17
BYU at Long Beach State
Nevada at Hawaii
Green Bay at East Tennessee State
Stephen F. Austin at Northern Iowa
Valparaiso at Rhode Island
Alabama at Dayton
Colorado at Auburn
No. 8 Oklahoma at Memphis
Champions Classic: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Duke
Georgetown at No. 1 Maryland
Champions Classic: No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 19 Michigan State