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CBS Sports Classic (UK vs. Ohio State) headed back to Las Vegas

It’ll be Kentucky vs. Ohio State in Las Vegas Round 2 this December. The CBS Sports Classic just announced that this year’s event will return to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 18. North Carolina vs. UCLA will tip things off at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Kentucky vs. Ohio State.

Last year, Kentucky lost to No. 22 North Carolina 75-63 in the CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland. Back in 2019, the No. 6 Wildcats lost to the No. 5 Buckeyes 71-65 in Vegas just a few days after losing to Utah in the Neon Hoops Showcase. Kentucky’s first CBS Sports Classic game in Vegas, a 103-100 win over North Carolina in 2016, is a much happier memory thanks to 47 points from Malik Monk. North Carolina is 5-2 in CBS Sports Classic games, Ohio State is 4-3, Kentucky is 3-4 and UCLA is 2-5. 

Tickets for the CBS Sports Classic will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 28 at 1 PM ET, and can be secured through www.t-mobilearena.com or www.cbssportsclassic.com. Fans interested in attending the event can register to receive direct email alerts regarding ticket news and other event updates at www.cbssportsclassic.com/tickets. Fans who register for these ticket alerts will be eligible for exclusive presale access.

Here’s next year’s non-conference schedule as we know it:

Big Blue Madness
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
Blue-White Game
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
Duke
Champions Classic
New York, New York | Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, November 9
Robert Morris*
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Friday, November 12
Ohio*
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
Mount St. Mary’s*
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
Albany*
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
North Florida*
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
@ Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan | Crisler Center
Saturday, December 4
Notre Dame
Location To Be Announced
Saturday, December 11
Ohio State
CBS Sports Classic
Las Vegas, NV | T-Mobile Arena

Saturday, December 18
Louisville
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Date To Be Announced
@ Kansas
Big 12/SEC Challenge
Lawrence, KS | Allen Fieldhouse
Saturday, January 29

(*Unconfirmed games)

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

5 Comments for CBS Sports Classic (UK vs. Ohio State) headed back to Las Vegas



  1. gollygeeB
    1:20 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

    Not worthy of the “Bam Bam firepower”. We’re on Duren watch out here. Smh



    • nocode96
      3:00 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

      Exactly!



  2. mashman 93
    1:20 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

    We should be better than 3-4 in that event!!! Time to beat the Buckeyes!!!!!



  3. CahillsCrossingNT
    5:15 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

    Kentucky doesn’t belong in these kinds of events anymore. They’re in college basketball’s rearview mirror now.