College Basketball is officially back. Tuesday the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats will travel to the world-renown Madison Square Garden where they’ll match-up with the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans.
All-time Kentucky is 13-11 against the Spartans with their last match-up coming in the 2016 Champion’s Classic in a game that saw then ranked No. 2 Kentucky defeat No. 13 Michigan State by a final score of 69-48. Their only previous meeting that saw both teams ranked as the two best in the country came in the 2013 Champion’s Classic when second-ranked Michigan State upset No. 1 Kentucky.
Both teams shell short of their ultimate goal a season ago as Kentucky lost to Auburn in the Elite Eight while Michigan State fell to Texas Tech in the Final Four.
Ahead of the highly anticipated match-up Kentucky head coach John Calipari, point guard Ashton Hagans and combo guard Immanuel Quickley met with the media to talk about their preparation.
Below you can hear everything all three Wildcats had to say courtesy of The Boot Store.