Kansas-Michigan State Game Part of ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

July 11, 2012

classiclogoKansas’ men’s basketball game against Michigan State on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will be part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, ESPN announced Wednesday.

The Jayhawks-Spartans contest is part of the Champions Classic – featuring Kansas, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky – that will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The KU-MSU game will air at 6 p.m. (Central) followed by the Duke-Kentucky contest. ESPN’s College GameDay, originating from the Georgia Dome at 5 p.m. (Central), will lead into the Kansas-Michigan State contest.

This is the second year of a three-year cycle for the Champions Classic and the second-straight year the event has been part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Last year the Kansas-Kentucky game in Madison Square Garden in New York was part of ESPN’s 24-hour coverage. In Nov. 2013, the Champions Classic moves to the United Center in Chicago. Kansas will play Duke and Michigan State will face Kentucky.

2012 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule – ESPN

Tuesday – November 13, 2012 (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN)

12 a.m.: West Virginia Gonzaga

2 a.m.: Davidson New Mexico

4 a.m.: Houston Baptist Hawaii

6 a.m.: Stony Brook Rider

8 a.m.: Northern Illinois Valparaiso

10 a.m.: Harvard Massachusetts

12 p.m.: Temple Kent State

2 p.m.: Detroit St. John’s

4 p.m.: Butler Xavier

6 p.m.: College GameDay covered by State Farm (live from the Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA)

7 p.m.: KANSAS vs. Michigan State (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome – Atlanta, Ga.)

(Approx 30 min following MSU/KU): Duke vs. Kentucky (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome – Atlanta, Ga.)