CBS Sports Classic Announces Las Vegas as Host for 2019 Event as Kentucky, Ohio State, UCLA and North Carolina Return
CHICAGO (May 17, 2018) – Today, the CBS Sports Classic announced T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as the home for the 2019 annual event that features Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA in a college hoops doubleheader.
The sixth edition of the CBS Sports Classic will be staged Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 with North Carolina facing UCLA and Kentucky taking on Ohio State. Home to the 2016 event, this will be the second time T-Mobile Arena has hosted the CBS Sports Classic.
Ticket information for the 2019 CBS Sports Classic will be available at a later date.
Previously announced, the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago. The matchups will be Kentucky versus North Carolina and Ohio State against UCLA.
Collectively the four programs have won 26 NCAA titles and boast 182 NCAA Tournament appearances. They are among college basketball’s all-time winningest programs, combining for more than 8,000 victories.
The CBS Sports Classic, which began in 2014 and showcases these four teams, will take place in four different venues across the country in the event’s first six seasons: the United Center in Chicago in 2014 and 2018, Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2016 and 2019 and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in 2017.
Harrison Raboy, CBS Sports, Harrison.Raboy@cbs.com, 212-975-6655
Dan Mihalik, KemperLesnik, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-888-2109
Katharine Sherrer, T-Mobile Arena, email@example.com, 702-692-6724