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October 02, 2014

2014 State Farm Champions Classic on Sale Monday, October 6

Tickets for the 2014 State Farm Champions Classic will go on sale Monday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. ET. The fourth annual neutral-site men’s doubleheader – to be played Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis – features preseason-ranked No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke at 7 p.m., followed by No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky at 9 p.m., as the culminating event of the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

Kentucky played for the NCAA national title in 2014, while Michigan State was an Elite Eight participant. Both Duke and Kansas advanced to the second round of the national tournament.

Ticket prices range from $47 to $252 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office (open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., hours may vary on event days).

The State Farm Champions Classic features:

  • Three of the top four all-time winningest men’s college basketball programs: Kentucky (first), Kansas (second) and Duke (fourth).
  • A combined 17 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships (since 1939): Kentucky (eight), Duke (four), Kansas (three) and Michigan State (two).
  • A total of 25 NCAA Final Four appearances in the past 22 years: Duke (seven), Michigan State (six), Kansas (six) and Kentucky (six).
  • Four of ESPN.com’s top six current coaches: No. 2 John Calipari (Kentucky), No. 3 Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), No. 4 Tom Izzo (MSU) and No. 6 Bill Self (Kansas).

For more information about the 2014 State Farm Champions Classic, visit the official web site at TheChampionsClassic.com, follow us on Twitter @ChampionClassic and “Like” the event on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChampionsClassic.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada) and The Home Depot College Football Awards (Orlando, Fla.)

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, PR); DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classics Presented by Corona Extra (New York City & South Bend, Ind.); Orlando Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR) and State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis)

For more information, visit ESPNEvents.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.