NEW ORLEANS -- Kansas versus Kentucky was the undercard on Nov. 15, the junior varsity game at the Champions Classic.
Now, they are playing for the title.
That night in New York at Madison Square Garden was all about Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and his attempt to break Bob Knight's all-time wins record. He did when Duke knocked off Michigan State.
Kentucky and Kansas officials weren't overly thrilled at the time that the lead-up to the game was all about Duke and Coach K.
But that was the news of the weekend. It's not now.
And while the rematch shouldn't carry too much weight for Monday night's title game, it does open a window to what might occur.
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