LAS VEGAS (WNCN) – North Carolina will now face No. 21 Kentucky on Saturday after COVID protocols forced UCLA to withdraw from the CBS Sports Classic. 

The Tar Heels (8-2, 1-0) and Wildcats (7-2) will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. on CBS 17 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Ohio State has also dropped out of the CBS Sports Classic due to COVID protocols.

Previous North Carolina-Kentucky Matchups in the CBS Sports Classic

Dec. 19, 2020:  North Carolina 75, Kentucky 63 (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland)

Dec. 22, 2018:  Kentucky 80, North Carolina 72 (United Center, Chicago)

Dec. 17, 2016:  Kentucky 103, North Carolina 100 (T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas)