ESPN has announced the dates, time and TV schedule for their eighth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, which will feature the Kentucky Wildcats taking on the Duke Blue Devils.
The Cats and Devils will face off in the fifth annual State Farm Champions Classic from the United Center in Chicago as part of the 24-hour marathon of college basketball on the ESPN network. The two will tip off at 7:30 pm on ESPN, followed by Michigan State vs. Kansas in the second game.
This will be the first time since the 2012-13 season that Kentucky will have faced Duke. Both advanced to the 2015 NCAA Final Four with Duke taking home the National Title.
2015 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule (subject to change)
|Mon, Nov 16||5:30 p.m.||No. 1 UConn at No. 13 Ohio State (women)||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 4 Virginia at George Washington||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Legends Classic: Kennesaw State at LSU||ESPNU|
|9:30 p.m.||San Diego State at No. 13 Utah||ESPN2|
|11:30 p.m.||No. 17 Baylor at Oregon||ESPN2|
|Tue, Nov 17||1:45 a.m.||BYU at Long Beach State||ESPN2|
|4 a.m.||Nevada at Hawaii||ESPN2|
|6 a.m.||Green Bay at East Tennessee State||ESPN2|
|8 a.m.||Stephen F. Austin at Northern Iowa||ESPN2|
|10 a.m.||Valparaiso at Rhode Island||ESPN2|
|1 p.m.||Alabama at Dayton||ESPN|
|3 p.m.||Colorado at Auburn||ESPN|
|5 p.m.||No. 8 Oklahoma at Memphis||ESPN|
|7:30 p.m.||State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago): No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Duke||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||Georgetown at No. 1 Maryland||ESPN2|
|10 p.m.||State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago): No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 19 Michigan State||ESPN|