SEC Basketball: Duke and Kentucky Clash in Champions Classic Tuesday Night

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Mar 15, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; General view of Bridgestone Arena during the first half of the SEC Conference Tournament championship between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

The college basketball season tipped off on Friday night and fans are already getting spoiled with a top five match-up on Tuesday night.

The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils and the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats will meet on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in what will undoubtedly be the most exciting game of the week.

Not to mention, this could be a preview of a potential Final Four clash.

Last season, Kentucky nearly finished with an undefeated record, and would have been playing Duke in the national championship game had it not been for Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and the rest of the pesky Wisconsin Badgers.

Alas, Coach Krzyzewski secured his fifth national championship in Indianapolis without having to face the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and the rest of that stacked Kentucky group. 

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Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
Tipoff: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 7:30 PM ET
Coverage: ESPN
Last meeting: Duke 75, Kentucky 68 (11/13/2012)
Series: Kentucky leads 11-9

Now, we finally get to see Coach K and John Calipari — two of the most storied coaches in the sport — butt heads for just the second time in their tenures.

It should be an exciting battle between two young, immensely talented programs.

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