Report: OSU, UNC, Kentucky and UCLA Talking Hoops Tournament

By DJ Byrnes on October 25, 2013 at 12:26p

From ESPN's Andy Katz: Kentucky coach John Calipari is putting together a four-team tournament like the Champions Classic that takes place in Chicago. The four teams said to be included are Ohio State, UCLA, North Carolina and Kentucky. The site is TBD, but it's slated for a three-year cycle and would be a whole bunch of fun.

Let's hope this happens.


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Notthatguy's picture

I'll believe it when it happens...politricks will keep this from happening.

I would've sent a check but I already sealed up the envelope...

TheShookster's picture

In other news, Gene Smith has turned down this offer to play Florida A&M at the Schott.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

BoBo16's picture

Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Buckeyes

Unky Buck's picture

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

buckeyestu's picture

This would be awesome.

mh277907's picture

To be the best, you have to play/beat the best. I have always thought that early out-of-conference games against quality opponents prepared you for the tourney. Hopefully this gets done.


tennbuckeye19's picture

I read that the caveat of Calipari putting this tournament together is that the games will be scripted so that Kentucky wins. 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Call it the Blueblood Baller Summit.

Earle's picture


Snarkies gonna snark. 

JozyMozy's picture

One of those teams certainly sticks out: Hoops Royalty, Hoops Royalty, O-H-I-O, Hoops Royalty. 
The times, they are a-changin'. I love this. 

BTBuckeye's picture

OSU involved with 3 of the most historic basketball programs in NCAA history...SHAZAM! Look how far we've come

rdubs's picture

I would like to see KU involved as well.

OldColumbusTown's picture

This would be an awesome recruiting tool for Thad Matta.  A guarantee to play at least one of these teams every year, along with a top ACC school, as well as the best conference in CBB.

jeremytwoface's picture

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

thatlillefty's picture

This would be fantastic. Let's make it happen!!
So cool to think tOSU is now widely included among the basketball elites. To me that list includes: UK, KU, UNC, Duke, Lville, 'Cuse, UConn, UCLA... and now the buckeyes.

thatlillefty's picture

Indiana and Michigan State too.

Flyermike's picture

I find it hilarious that both MSU and OSU are included in events like this before IU, the supposed leader of basketball history in the B1G.  Is this because Tom Crean is a turd?  ...I think so.

Troy0782's picture

Emma's excited, so you know it must be good.


jeremytwoface's picture

She is one of my biggest celebrity crushes....

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

cronimi's picture

Well hello there.....
Jeremy, what movie is this from? I've been staring at that gif for waaaaaay too long....

jeremytwoface's picture

It's a newer movie she was in... I can't remember the name.
And does it really even matter????

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Squirrel Master's picture

its either "the perks of being a wallflower" or a movie that I think is interesting based on the true story of "The Bling ring", where they rob a bunch of celebrities homes while they are out of town on shoot or something.
Definitely worth watching as she grows into womanhood.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

jeremytwoface's picture


Definitely worth watching as she grows into womanhood.

This makes it sound creepy.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Hair is too long for Perks/Wallflower. The gif also gives off a 'rich popular girl' vibe that definitely doesn't fit her character therein.

Troy0782's picture

It's from "The Bling Ring" and it's an epic GIF; makes me want to see the movie, haha.


Yeah, seeing Hermoine do some bad is satisfying for some reason

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

yrro's picture

This! Why oh why do schools not do more of these? It'd be good for the sport, good for revenue, good for fans. Especially in basketball, where *no one* counts an early season loss against a top team against you come bracket time.
I'd take it a step farther. There should be mini-tournaments every fall to replay the elite 8. Or to pit the athletically qualifying champions from last year against each other. Have it in the same locations every year so it doesn't mess with schedules too hard. Do it as a tournament so it only counts as one game.
How can this be bad for anyone?

Deadly Nuts's picture

The video said the sites would be Brooklyn, Las Vegas and a Midwest site. I'm guessing that Midwest site would be Chicago.


bucksfan92's picture

I heard Indy talked about for the Midwest site.  Personally I think Nationwide Arena would be a perfect Midwest neutral site! :)

buckeyebell's picture

This would be fantastic.  I hope it happens.


Buckeyes play in Vegas I am SO there.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

FROMTHE18's picture

be nice if it was held at each schools campus

bucksfan92's picture

It will definitely happen and I will go to every one of these events.  Despite what some people think, Matta likes the high profile OOC games, he just doesn't want an entire slate of them every year, which is like every other team in America.  

Deadly Nuts's picture

Tom Crean realizing Ohio State got picked over Indiana:


Deadly Nuts's picture

Calipari is too scared to invite Robert Morris....