Kentucky vs. Michigan State: Live score, updates, highlights from Champions Classic 2019

The new college basketball season is here, and opening night is stockpiled with plenty of intriguing matchups.

None of them, however, shares the same overall intrigue as No. 1 Michigan State taking on No. 2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic nightcap at the Madison Square Garden.

The Spartans enter the season with lofty expectations behind All-American point guard Cassius Winston and championship-caliber depth. Michigan State will have to manage without starting guard Josh Langford, though, who is out until at least January with a foot injury.

The Wildcats, meanwhile, are again led by a core of talented freshmen, particularly Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney. Kentucky does get help with some key returners in Immanuel Quickley and Ashton Hagans and also welcomes Bucknell transfer Nate Sestina.

Sporting News is providing live updates, highlights and score changes from Kentucky vs. Michigan State:

Kentucky vs. Michigan State score

Kentucky vs. Michigan State live updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

Updates will begin once the game tips off.

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