Kentucky vs Duke featured in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett
John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett

The schedule for the eighth annual ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon was announced Tuesday, and as it has been each of the previous four seasons, Kentucky’s game in the Champions Classic will be featured during primetime of the marathon.

UK will face Duke on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game will be played at the United Center in Chicago. Kentucky is 2-2 in the Champions Classic and 11-9 overall versus Duke. The Wildcats are ranked No. 4 in the country in ESPN’s No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25, while Duke checks in at No. 6.

The last time these two teams met in the Champions Classic, then-freshman Alex Poythress had a fantastic game, scoring a team-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He also grabbed eight rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Poythress and Duke’s Amile Jefferson are the only two remaining players who logged minutes in that 2013 matchup in Atlanta.

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