John Calipari didn’t need an alarm clock on Monday morning.
|Kentucky vs. Duke
Tuesday, Nov 17 – 7:30 p.m. ET
United Center, Chicago
Game Notes: UK | Duke
Radio: UK Sports Network
All he needed to get him out of bed was the realization that Kentucky would be playing Duke the next day.
“I woke up: ‘Six o’clock! What’s going on?’ ” Calipari said. “I mean, I’m excited to coach in the game.”
The matchup will take place in the annual Champions Classic, held this year in Chicago’s United Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Both teams come into the game having tallied a pair of blowout wins over the weekend. Kentucky is ranked No. 2 in both polls, Duke No. 5 by the Associated Press and No. 4 by coaches.