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Kentucky Basketball: Champions Classic Tickets on Sale Monday

Kentucky vs Duke and Kansas vs Michigan State is a nice way to begin the 2015-16 college basketball season.

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The upcoming college hoops season will open with a pair of potential Final Four matchups.

Tickets for the 2015 State Farm Champions Classic will go on sale Monday, Oct. 12, at Noon ET for Kentucky Wildcats fans looking to make the trip to the Windy City to watch UK take on the Duke Blue Devils.

The fifth annual neutral-site men's doubleheader - to be played Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the United Center in Chicago - features preseason-ranked No. 3 UK vs. No. 6 Duke at 7:30 p.m., followed by the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks taking on the No. 19 Michigan State Spartans at 10 p.m. Since the State Farm Champions Classic began in 2011, all four teams have made at least one Final Four appearance, and two have won national titles (Kentucky in 2011-12, Duke in 2014-15).

Ticket prices range from $50 to $200 and can be purchased at, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the United Center box office (open Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)