UNC, Kentucky, UCLA and Ohio State to Play in Inaugural CBS Sports Classic

by May 07, 2014

by Bill DiFilippo

CBS Sports announced college basketball’s newest marquee event, which will be headlined by four of the biggest programs in all of college hoops.

Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA will compete in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic next season.

Via CBS Sports:

The next three seasons’ worth of matchups and venues have already been set for this event. It will be a round-robin concept, with next season’s games starting in Chicago at the United Center on Dec. 20. UCLA plays Kentucky; UNC gets Ohio State. On Dec. 19, 2015, UNC vs. UCLA and UK vs. OSU are the matchups at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The third stop will be in Las Vegas — venue to be determined — on Dec. 17, 2016. That round will feature Kentucky vs. North Carolina and UCLA vs. Ohio State.

Next season’s games at the United Center will be played at 1 p.m. ET (UNC vs. Ohio State) and approximately 3:30 p.m. ET (UCLA vs. Kentucky) and broadcast on CBS. In addition, CBS Sports will stream the games exclusively on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

The four teams involved have combined to win 25 National Titles. It kind of goes without saying, but this tournament is shaping up to be awesome.