Men's Basketball

Kentucky, Ohio State to Meet in 2019 CBS Sports Classic

Ohio State and Kentucky will meet as part of the 2019 CBS Sports Classic, which will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 in Las Vegas.

The two teams met in the 2015 edition of the Classic, with the Buckeyes coming away with a 74-67 win over the Wildcats. Ohio State was led by Keita Bates-Diop’s 14 points and Jae’Sean Tate’s 10 rebounds. Kentucky guard Jamal Murray scored a game-high 33 points, thanks in large point to 7-of-9 shooting from three-point territory.

The Buckeyes led that game 37-25 at the half, but then had to withstand the Kentucky comeback.


From a CBS release.

CBS SPORTS CLASSIC ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS AS HOST FOR 2019 EVENT AS KENTUCKY, OHIO STATE, UCLA AND NORTH CAROLINA RETURN

 T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to host 2019 event

Today, the CBS Sports Classic announced T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as the home for the 2019 annual event that features Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA in a college hoops doubleheader.

The sixth edition of the CBS Sports Classic will be staged Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 with North Carolina facing UCLA and Kentucky taking on Ohio State. Home to the 2016 event, this will be the second time T-Mobile Arena has hosted the CBS Sports Classic.

Ticket information for the 2019 CBS Sports Classic will be available at a later date.

Previously announced, the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago. The matchups will be Kentucky versus North Carolina and Ohio State against UCLA.

Collectively the four programs have won 26 NCAA titles and boast 182 NCAA Tournament appearances. They are among college basketball’s all-time winningest programs, combining for more than 8,000 victories.

The CBS Sports Classic, which began in 2014 and showcases these four teams, will take place in four different venues across the country in the event’s first six seasons: the United Center in Chicago in 2014 and 2018, Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2016 and 2019 and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in 2017.

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