Ohio State to Play Kentucky in 2019 CBS Sports Classic In Las Vegas

By James Grega on May 17, 2018 at 11:25 am
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Chris Holtmann been in Columbus less than a full calendar year, and yet he already has a game scheduled for his third season at Ohio State. 

It was announced Thursday morning that the Buckeyes will take on Kentucky on Dec. 21, 2019 in Las Vegas as part of the sixth annual CBS Sports Classic. 

Ohio State is one of four teams that is included in the CBS Sports Classic, including the Wildcats, North Carolina and UCLA. The Buckeyes hold a 1-3 record in the yearly event, with the lone win coming against Kentucky in 2015, a 74-67 victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

This season, Ohio State is set to play UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic, which also rotates venues each season. This year, the Buckeyes and Bruins will match up in Chicago at the United Center. The two teams also met in 2016 in Las Vegas, with the Bruins coming away with a 86-73 win

Ohio State's other two losses in the event came to the Tar Heels, first in 2014 by an 82-74 final in Chicago and again last season in New Orleans, an 86-72 loss

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