Duke (ACC), Kentucky (SEC) and Michigan State (Big Ten), three of the four teams that will compete in the 2015 State Farm Champions Classic, set for Nov. 17 at the United Center in Chicago, have advanced to the 2015 NCAA Final Four. Kansas (Big 12), the fourth team in the Champions Classic, advanced to the third round of the 2015 NCAA tournament but was eliminated by in-state rival Wichita State. The 2015 State Farm Champions Classic pairings will feature Kentucky against Duke and Kansas against Michigan State. Duke has a 3-1 record in the previous four State Farm Champions Classics. Kentucky and Michigan State are 2-2, and Kansas 1-3.
Duke defeated MichiganState 81-71 earlier this season in November at the State Farm Champions Classic. The game was played in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Blue Devils now have won the last four games with the Spartans and hold a 9-2 edge in the overall series with Michigan State. MORE