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No. 1 Kentucky hoping Indianapolis ties give it advantage in Champions Classic

  • Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson applauds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Duke won 109-59.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson applauds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Duke won 109-59.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Duke's Justise Winslow (12) and Quinn Cook, right, chase the ball with Fairfield's K.J. Rose during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Duke won 109-59. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Duke's Justise Winslow (12) and Quinn Cook, right, chase the ball with Fairfield's K.J. Rose during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Duke won 109-59. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo watches his team against Navy during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. Michigan State won 64-59. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo watches his team against Navy during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. Michigan State won 64-59. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Kentucky is hoping its second home will give it a home-court advantage in Tuesday night's State Farm Champions Classic.

The doubleheader features No. 4 Duke and No. 18 Michigan State in the opener, followed by the top-ranked Wildcats and No. 5 Kansas in the nightcap. All four teams won season-openers Friday night, and Duke followed that with a second straight win Saturday night.

Some are billing the Classic as a potential Final Four preview at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just a short walk away from where the actual Final Four will be played in April.

But nobody has more at stake than the Wildcats, who have made Indy a regular stop over the years.