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Liveblog: Kansas 65, Kentucky 61

Hamidou Diallo scored past Udoka Azubuike during Kentucky's game against Kansas on Tuesday night in Chicago.
Hamidou Diallo scored past Udoka Azubuike during Kentucky's game against Kansas on Tuesday night in Chicago. aslitz@herald-leader.com

In its first major test -- and we do mean major -- of the 2017-18 college basketball season, youthful Kentucky collides head on with grizzled Kansas in the Champions Classic at the United Center.

Tipoff is set for approximately 9:30 p.m., depending on the length of the night’s first game pitting No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Michigan State. ESPN has the telecast of both games.

John Calipari and Kentucky slipped from its No. 5 ranking to No. 7 after trailing at the half against Utah Valley before winning 73-63 then edging past Vermont 73-69. Kansas remained at No. 4 in the AP poll after trouncing Tennessee State 92-65 in its opener.

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Kentucky vs. Kansas

When: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.

Where: United Center in Chicago

TV: ESPN with Dan Schulman, Dick Vitale and Maria Taylor

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

UK Radio Network affiliates

AP College Basketball Top 25

  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Michigan State
  • 3. Arizona
  • 4. Kansas
  • 5. Villanova
  • 6. Wichita State
  • 7. Kentucky
  • 8. Florida
  • 9. North Carolina
  • 10. Southern Cal
  • 11. Miami
  • 12. Cincinnati
  • 13. Notre Dame
  • 14. Minnesota
  • 15. Xavier
  • 16. Texas A&M
  • 17. Gonzaga
  • 18. Louisville
  • 19. Purdue
  • 20. Northwestern
  • 21. Saint Mary’s
  • 22. Seton Hall
  • 23. UCLA
  • 24. West Virginia
  • 25. Baylor
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