UConn, Mich. St. to play in Germany

Updated: September 19, 2012, 2:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Connecticut and Michigan State will meet in the first regular-season major college basketball game -- called the Armed Forces Classic -- in Europe on Nov. 9 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

ESPN.com reported on the matchup in late June. ESPN made a formal announcement on Wednesday. The game will be played in a transport hangar on the base.

The Armed Forces Classic will feature additional games to be announced at a later date.

Players and coaches from UConn and Michigan State also will visit with the troops and conduct basketball clinics for children at the base.

Three players on UConn's roster are German citizens: freshman Leon Tolksdorf and juniors Niels Giffey and Enosch Wolf.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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