The State Farm Champions Classic, which matches four of the nation’s best programs against each other, began in 2011.
The State Farm Champions Classic will open the 2018-19 season, to be played on Tuesday, Nov. 6, on ESPN, coinciding with the new start of the college basketball season as announced by the NCAA today. The 2018 Classic – a neutral site doubleheader – will once again feature Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State, with Michigan State facing Kansas, and Duke facing Kentucky. This year’s games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, with the 2019 Classic returning to Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Kentucky 69, Michigan State 48
Kansas 77, Duke 75
Kansas 94, Duke 83