Kentucky basketball is no stranger to the Champions Classic and in 2023 the Wildcats will meet AP #1 Kansas in Chicago.
Kentucky comes into Tuesday’s tilt at 2-0, following wins over New Mexico State and Texas A&M-Commerce. The Kansas Jayhawks will be a much different test, giving a freshman-heavy Wildcats team an early taste of what SEC play will be like.
So far, the #17 Wildcats have looked all the part of a team that will be a contender late in March. Antonio Reeves has upped his leadership role, leading the team with 16.0 PPG and shooting 50% from the field and from three. Rob Dillingham, Justin Edwards, and DJ Wagner have quickly become offensive weapons, with Edwards doing so with extreme efficiency from the floor. Tre Mitchell has given the Cats a reliable post player while they wait to get more healthy as the season progresses.
Kansas will expose any flaws we haven’t seen so far. The Jayhawks’ duo of Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar has looked the part of a top duo in the country. Freshman Johnny Furphy has stepped up, giving an already-loaded KU team another asset on the floor.
Tuesday’s game will be highly critiqued, and rightfully so. While teams change from November to March, there may be no better team in the country to see how you stack up against than Kansas.
Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Kentucky basketball plays Kansas in the Champions Classic.
*Note: The Kentucky vs. Kansas game will follow Duke vs. Michigan State and tip-off could be delayed.*
How to watch Kentucky basketball vs. Kansas:
Time: 9:30 p.m. (subject to change)
Date: Nov. 14
Where: United Center (Chicago, IL)
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: UK Sports Radio Network