Time Set for Crosstown Classic

Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - The 2012 Crosstown Classic basketball game between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier will be December 19th at 7pm.  Scheduled to be played at US Bank Arena, the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

"We are very pleased that ESPN has selected the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic to be shown during prime time," UC director of athletics Whit Babcock said. "We're anticipating a tremendous event that will showcase our city, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and our two great schools on a national stage.  We're looking forward to a bright future for this series down on the banks of the Ohio River and we're thrilled it will be appropriately showcased on ESPN2."

Formerly known as the Crosstown Shootout, the game was marred by a brawl between the two teams in 2011.

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