The tipoff time has been set for the Kentucky and UCLA Basketball teams as they face each other for the fifth time in four seasons at the 2017 CBS Sports Classic.
The UCLA Basketball team has another one of their 2017-18 season games set as it was annoounced that the Bruins and Kentucky Wildcats will tipoff at 1 p.m. PT in the CBS Sports Classic.
This season, the CBS Sports Classic will take place on Saturday, December 23 in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center.
Both the Bruins and Wildcats, as well as North Carolina-Ohio State, continue their journey in the CBS Sports Classic (which all four have agreed to participate in through 2019) for the fourth year in a row.
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Last season, UCLA defeated Ohio State in Las Vegas with the Bruins going on a second half run to defeat the Buckeyes, 86-73.
This is also the fifth time in four seasons that the Bruins and Wildcats meet. Their matchups started back in the 2014-15 season when UK blewout a struggling UCLA squad in the CBS Sports Classic, 83-44.
In 2015-16, UCLA and UK started a home-and-home series with the unranked Bruins shocking then-#1 Kentucky at Pauley Pavilion, 87-77. Last year, the second part of that series was held at Rupp Arena with the Lonzo Ball-led Bruins taking down the once again #1 Wildcats, 97-92, putting up the most points on a John Calipari-coached UK team.
In their most recent battle, the Wildcats got their revenge when they booted the Bruins from the Sweet 16 in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, 86-75.
This battle in the bayou this year will break the tie and give bragging rights to either school. Will the most decorated school in NCAA history prevail, or the second-most decorated? We find out December 23.