No. 1 Kansas survived an early-season scare, defeating No. 17 Kentucky 89-84 in the Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday night. Here’s what you need to know:
- Kansas trailed by six points with just under 4 minutes to play but closed on a 14-3 run.
- Michigan transfer Hunter Dickinson led Kansas with 27 points and 21 rebounds. It is the first 20/20 game against Kentucky in the last 25 years, according to ESPN.
- Kentucky senior guard Antonio Reeves paced the Wildcats with 24 points.
- In the earlier Champions Classic matchup, No. 9 Duke beat No. 18 Michigan State 74-65.
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No. 1 Kansas comes back from a 17-point deficit to beat Kentucky in the #ChampionsClassic
◻️ 27 PTS
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