No. 1 Michigan State basketball opens season against No. 2 Kentucky in New York
2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday. There is a lot of buzz for Hagans backcourt mate, freshman Tyrese Maxey, a McDonalds All-American who was named to the All-SEC preseason second team before hes stepped on the court. This is the third straight season Michigan State's game in the Champions Classic has involved the No. Kentucky F Nick Richards is questionable for the season opener after suffering a sprained ankle in the Wildcats' exhibition opener and sitting out the team's second exhibition contest. The Spartans and Wildcats met as the top two teams in the country in the Champions Classic once before, with No.