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UNC Basketball: Kentucky 2nd Half Game Thread

The renewal.

NCAA Basketball: CBS Sports Classic-North Carolina at Ohio State Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The annual CBS Sports Classic tips off today, featuring the highly anticipated matchup of #9 North Carolina and #14 Kentucky. The Tar Heels are well rested after an eleven day break following a loss to UConn in Madison Square Garden last week.

This is another significant test for both squads in a matchup where history and tradition runs deep. These two teams last met in 2021 in Las Vegas where the Wildcats trounced the Heels, 98-69. As many of us remember, though, this contest has been appointment television in previous years, and features that game-winner from Luke Maye in 2017. Never gets old.

Both teams bring a plethora of new faces this year, but Kentucky is one of the more athletic and talented teams the Tar Heels may see all season. They are also young and unpolished, so all eyes will be on the Cats firepower versus the North Carolina experience.

Regardless of the outcome, it should be a fun one in Atlanta. Tip-off is set for 5:30pm EST.

We’ll be right back here after the conclusion of the game for a detailed recap. Until then...

Go Heels!