NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA will compete in a doubleheader in each of the next three seasons.
The CBS Sports Classic will debut on Dec. 20 at the United Center in Chicago with North Carolina playing Ohio State and UCLA facing Kentucky. The network made the announcement on Wednesday.
The doubleheader will be held at Barclays Center in New York on Dec. 19, 2015, and then at Las Vegas in December 2016.
"We're excited to bring these powerhouse programs together for a tremendous early-season showcase," said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. "From its debut next season, the CBS Sports Classic will be a marquee event, adding to our already deep college basketball schedule."