Tickets on Sale Now for CBS Sports Classic

Tickets on Sale Now for CBS Sports Classic

August 22, 2023

ATLANTA (August 22, 2023) – Tickets for the 10th annual CBS Sports Classic, set for Dec. 16 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, will go on sale this week. The college basketball doubleheader will include Ohio State facing UCLA at 3 p.m. ET and will be followed by North Carolina taking on Kentucky.  Both games will be broadcast on The CBS Television Network and available to stream live on Paramount+.

Game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET at or at A 24-hour presale will begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET for those who sign up to receive direct email alerts regarding ticket news and other event details by completing the form found on Those who register by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday will be eligible to access Wednesday’s presale.

State Farm Arena will be the seventh different venue to play host to the CBS Sports Classic. Throughout the nine-year history of the CBS Sports Classic, the United Center in Chicago (2014, 2018), Barclays Center in Brooklyn (2015), T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (2016, 2019, 2021), Smoothie King Center in New Orleans (2017), Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland (2020) and Madison Square Garden in New York City (2022) have hosted the event.

The CBS Sports Classic annually brings together four of the nation’s most successful college basketball programs. The quartet owns a combined 26 national championships, with UCLA (11), Kentucky (8) and North Carolina (6) ranking first, second and third, respectively, in NCAA history. Additionally, all four programs rank in the top six in all time Final Four berths, compiling 66 total appearances between them (North Carolina, 21; UCLA, 18; Kentucky, 17; Ohio State, 10). They are among college basketball’s all-time winningest programs, combining for more than 8,400 victories, while Kentucky (949), North Carolina (936) and UCLA (737), are ranked first, second and fifth, respectively, in all time AP Top-25 appearances, while all four programs rank in the top eight in all time AP Top-Five appearances (Kentucky, first; North Carolina, second; UCLA, fifth; Ohio State, eighth).

North Carolina is 6-3 in the CBS Sports Classic, Ohio State is 4-4, Kentucky is 4-5 and UCLA is 3-5.

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