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The Champions Classic

Nov 16 2016
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Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune
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Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune

Pitting four of the best teams in the country against one another, the State Farm Champions Classic is the unofficial opening ceremony of the college basketball season. The Players’ Tribune captured all of the excitement from this year’s classic, from Kentucky’s statement win over Michigan State to Kansas’ last-second victory over top-ranked Duke.

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