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UCLA men’s basketball to play Kentucky in CBS Sports Classic

It will be the 16th meeting between the two bluebloods.

Two teams with a combined 19 national championships will meet this December.

UCLA men’s basketball will play Kentucky on Dec. 19 as part of the CBS Sports Classic, it was announced on Monday. A venue for the game between the two blue bloods has not yet been announced.

The two winningest programs in men’s basketball history, UCLA and Kentucky have played 15 times, with the Wildcats holding an 8-7 advantage in those meetings. The Bruins last faced Kentucky in 2017, winning 83-75 in that year’s CBS Sports Classic.

UCLA is participating in the event for the seventh consecutive season in 2020. The Bruins will play in the CBS Sports Classic in 2021 and 2022, as well, facing Ohio State and North Carolina, respectively.