Kentucky vs. Michigan State: 2013 Champions Classic Clash Preview, Prediction

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Kentucky vs. Michigan State: 2013 Champions Classic Clash Preview, Prediction
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In the first game of the much-anticipated Champions Classic, Kentucky and Michigan State clash in a showdown between the top two teams in the nation.

This is the first time that No. 1 has faced No. 2 in the AP polls since Kentucky's current head coach suffered his first loss of the 2007-08 season when Tennessee upset Memphis on Feb. 23, 2008.

Can Tom Izzo and the Spartans put an early end to the debate over whether Kentucky can go 40-0 this season? Or will Kentucky maintain the dream of breaking college basketball's 38-year streak without an undefeated team?

Here's the preview of Tuesday night's 7:30 p.m. ET game, which can be seen on ESPN. Included is the key matchup to watch, a few X-factors and a prediction of the final score.

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