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UCLA to Face North Carolina in CBS Sports Classic

Jul 8, 2021
Tyger Campbell (photo by Stephen Sylvanie, USA Today Sports)

The UCLA men's basketball team will take on North Carolina, and Ohio State will face Kentucky in the eighth annual CBS Sports Classic on Saturday, Dec. 18, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
UCLA's showdown against the Tar Heels will begin at 12 p.m. (PT), nationally televised on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ Premium. The matchup between Ohio State and Kentucky will be the second game in that day's doubleheader.
This set of matchups – UCLA versus North Carolina and Ohio State against Kentucky – was last featured in the 2019 edition of the doubleheader. UCLA dropped a 74-64 decision to the Tar Heels, and Ohio State edged Kentucky, 71-65, at T-Mobile Arena. Last season's CBS Sports Classic took place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
An exclusive presale opportunity for tickets in the UCLA sections at T-Mobile Arena will be made available on Wednesday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m. to all Wooden Athletic Fund members (join here), men's basketball season ticket holders (reserve seats) and student Den Pass buyers (purchase now).
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, July 28, by visiting Fans with questions can contact the UCLA Athletics Sales & Service at (310) 206-5991 or via email (
The CBS Sports Classic annually brings together four of the nation's most successful college basketball programs. This quartet has secured a combined 26 national championships, with UCLA having won a nation-leading 11 NCAA Titles. All four programs rank among the top six, all-time, in appearances at the NCAA Final Four (65 total appearances).
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