Duke vs. Kentucky

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Since 2001, Duke and Kentucky have only met in the State Farm Champions Classic, with the Blue Devils winning in the Georgia Dome in 2012 and the Wildcats taking the 2015 matchup in Chicago. The overall series favors the Wildcats by a 12-9 margin, though the Blue Devils have won three of the last four and seven of the last nine meetings. The schools have played four times in the NCAA Tournament, with Duke winning three times. Kentucky’s win was in the 1978 NCAA Championship Game in St. Louis.

Michigan State vs. Kansas

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Michigan State is 2-0 against Kansas in the State Farm Champions Classic, winning close games in Atlanta in 2012 and Chicago in 2015. The Spartans hold a 7-6 all-time series edge, taking four of the last six matchups. Kansas has won two of three meetings in NCAA Tournaments, most recently a 90-70 triumph in a 2017 second round game in Tulsa. The teams played once here in Indianapolis, with MSU winning their 2009 NCAA Sweet 16 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.