NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com.
The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. North Carolina will face Ohio State at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by Kentucky and UCLA at approximately 4 p.m. ET. Tickets guarantee admission to both contests of the CBS Sports Classic.
Hotel blocks have been reserved at many of New Orleans’ best properties for fans looking to complete their travel itineraries. Please visit www.cbssportsclassic.com for more information on securing the best rates at these hotels.
Three of the four programs have enjoyed success in the Crescent City – both Kentucky and Ohio State advanced to the 2012 Final Four, with the Wildcats winning the national championship that year. North Carolina has also won two national titles in New Orleans (1982, 1993). New Orleans has also been kind to the Buckeyes’ football team; Ohio State knocked off No. 1 Alabama in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff en route to the 2015 national championship.
Including North Carolina’s national championship last season, collectively the four programs have won 26 NCAA titles. The quartet boasts 178 NCAA Tournament appearances and are among college basketball’s all-time winningest programs, combining for more than 7,900 victories.
Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA appear in CBS Sports’ early top-20 rankings and, along with Ohio State, welcome top-25 recruiting classes to their respective campuses for the 2017-18 season.
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