Barclays hoops classic gets Kentucky vs Maryland

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 16, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
Kentucky, Maryland, Morehead State and Long Island University will compete in the inaugural Barclays Center Classic next year. Officials of the Barclays Center announced the tournament will be held Nov. 9 in the new arena in Brooklyn. Kentucky will play Maryland in the featured game on ESPN, along with Morehead State against LIU. Kentucky coach John Calipari, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark were on hand for the announcement. No. 2 Kentucky defeated No. 12 Kansas 75-65 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
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