Mark Story

Where to watch, how to follow No. 2 Kentucky’s basketball game with No. 1 Michigan St.

Where to watch and how to follow Tuesday’s NCAA men’s college basketball game between the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans in the State Farm Champions Classic:

Game time is around 9:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden (capacity 19,812 for basketball) in New York City.


Network: ESPN

Announcers: Play-by-play, Dan Shulman; analysis, Dick Vitale, sideline, Holly Rowe

Where to find ESPN:

Spectrum Cable: Channel 28

DISH Network: Channel 140

DirecTV: Channel 206


Over the air: WLAP-AM 630; WBUL-FM 98.1

Satellite Radio: XM Channel 190, Sirius Channel 119, Internet Channel 961

UK Sports Network Broadcast Team: Play-by-play, Tom Leach; analysis, Mike Pratt


Live updates: Join the conversation during the game with Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay at

Live video: You can live stream the game online from or the WatchESPN app, depending on your TV service provider

Twitter: @JerryTipton; @johnclayiv; @kentuckysports; @heraldleader

Facebook: Photos and links on and pages

The Kentucky roster: Click here

The Michigan State roster: Click here

How the Wildcats and Spartans match up: Click here

Kentucky vs. Michigan State series history: Click here

The line: Michigan State is favored by two points.

For full postgame coverage:

Mark Story has worked in the Lexington Herald-Leader sports department since Aug. 27, 1990, and has been a Herald-Leader sports columnist since 2001. I have covered every Kentucky-Louisville football game since 1994, every UK-U of L basketball game but three since 1996-97 and every Kentucky Derby since 1994.