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UK vs. Duke featured in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Kentucky’s basketball game with Duke will be one of 16 games featured in ESPN’s Eighth Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, the World Wide Leader announced today.

The Champions Classic matchup, set for Tuesday, November 17 in Chicago, will tip off at 7:30 pm on ESPN. College Gameday will precede the battle of the third and sixth ranked teams, beginning at 7:00 pm, live from the United Center. Michigan State and Kansas will follow.

UK hasn’t beaten Duke since 1998. I think it’s time that drought ends.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for UK vs. Duke featured in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

  1. PrestonKnowlesHairbrush
    10:41 am August 18, 2015 Permalink

    When do the tickets go on sale to the public and will we get a presale code?

    • HeshimuMeansWarrior
      4:10 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      All websites say tickets will go on sale ‘this fall’. Drew, do you have a less vague time frame?

      If Matt is giving away tickets, tell him lower-level sidelines only.

  2. RandyB
    11:38 am August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, UK has not beaten Duke since (It was an Elite 8 game), but UK has only played Duke
    twice since (1999 & 2002) and both were at Duke’s de facto home court at East Rutherford.
    Thank goodness, this game is in Chicago.

  3. BigBlueRunner
    11:41 am August 18, 2015 Permalink

    RandyB, where do you think the picture of Poy dunking on two Dookies came from? Definitely not 1999 or 2002.

    • Mc
      12:23 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      He said since…

    • bigbluerunner
      12:57 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      He said they had played twice since UK last beat Duke- 1999 and 2002. They played again in 2012, so we’ve actually lost three times since we last beat Duke in 1998. If you’re going to correct me, at least make an effort.

  4. Bo
    11:59 am August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Duke and UK played 11/13/12. AP dropped 20 points.

  5. Caliparty
    1:18 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Biggest regular season game of The Calipari’s tenure. A must win

    • seefus
      1:45 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink


    • Whoa
      2:00 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      Wait. We are not Louisville, and don’t hang our hats on regular season victories.

    • Andrew
      5:56 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      Who said anything about hanging our hats on the victory? Caliparty just said it’s a big game, which is true.

  6. UK_Tom
    4:34 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    There comes a time when UK must drop little brother Louisville Basketball, if they get mad in Frankfort KY, then so be it…if UK is to keep scheduling ACC schools..I mean UK plays now ACC school in Louisville every year in two sports…They play NC or Duke in Basketball, sometimes they play other ACC teams, ….Time to Move UofL into the regulator ACC game rotation, and start playing a couple of those other schools, like Pittsburg and Syracuse , Its time UK stop being held hostage by Frankfort being made to schedule Pitino and His cards…Its time to sign on others from the East when Cal can recruit some of the East Coast kids, telling them They’ll get to play against this East coast schools….I heard a rumor that IU was being brought back into the picture as well..but being locked down by UofL each year,,,it limits UK and scheduling….

    • nope
      5:13 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      The only way to shut them up is to beat them on the court.

      Rivals should play each other.

    • Andrew
      5:57 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah, no thanks. We aren’t going to drop our rival.

  7. TKAT
    11:41 am August 19, 2015 Permalink

    Duke will be favored over Kentucky. Vegas knows 5 players and 3 refs are too much for Kentucky to overcome.