One day before Kentucky meets Duke in the 2018 Champions Classic, the program announced it has renewed its contract with the Champions Classic and will continue to play in the event through the 2022 season.
“The Champions Classic has been the gold standard for college basketball’s regular-season events for the last seven years, but I love what we’re doing to use it to tip off the basketball season,” John Calipari said in the release. “What better thing for our sport than to begin the year with four of the most successful programs in college basketball.”
The Cats will get Michigan State in New York in 2019, Kansas in Chicago in 2020, Duke in New York in 2021 and Michigan State in Indianapolis in 2022.
UK and Duke are tied with 4-3 records in the Champions Classic while Kansas and Michigan State are at 3-4.