Two perennial college basketball powerhouses clash as Kentucky takes on Michigan State in the opening game of the 2022 Champions Classic.
John Calipari’s squad is ranked No. 4 in the country, and it has started its season with a pair of wins over Howard and Duquesne. The Wildcats have another exciting class of freshmen that could lead them to a deep tournament run in 2023, headlined by combo guard Cason Wallace and small forward Chris Livingston.
On the other side, Tom Izzo’s Spartans are 1-1. They beat Northern Arizona in their season-opener before dropping a heartbreaker on Friday, losing 64-63 to No. 2-ranked Gonzaga on the deck of the USS Lincoln. They are led by junior guard A.J. Hoggard along with center Mady Sissoko, who played well despite a touch matchup against Drew Timme last time out.
Will Kentucky continue to establish itself as one of the best teams in the country, or will Michigan State pull off a major early-season upset?
The Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from Kentucky vs. Michigan State. Follow along for all the key moments from the opening game of the 2022 Champions Classic.
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Kentucky vs. Michigan State live updates, highlights from 2022 Champions Classic
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6:52 p.m. — Tom Izzy and the Spartans are ready too. Can they bounce back from a tough, close loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on Friday?
Big stage. Big game. 🔜 pic.twitter.com/qGKy178YJM
— Michigan State Men’s Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) November 15, 2022
6:42 p.m. — The teams are getting set for tip-off in Indianapolis. The No.4 Wildcats look fired up and ready to go.
Here. We. Go. 😼 pic.twitter.com/erTzUaplx7
— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 15, 2022
Kentucky vs. Michigan State start time
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
The Kentucky vs. Michigan State game is the first matchup of the 2022 Champions Classic. It will tip off at 7 p.m. ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
What channel is Kentucky vs. Michigan State on?
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, Sling TV
The matchup will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Dan Shulman and analyst Dick Vitale will be on the call from Indianapolis.
Fans can also tune in via live stream on SlingTV.