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SCB Announces 2023 Champions Classic Teams and Schedule


Kansas City, MO – Small College Basketball is proud to announce the participating teams and schedule for the 2023 Champions Classic. 2023 marks the second year of the Champions Classic. Once again, this year’s event will be hosted by Northern State University and all games will be held within Wachs Arena. The 2023 Champions Classic will take place on Friday November 17th and Saturday November 18th. The following teams will be participating in this year’s event: Keene State, Stockton, St. John’s, UW - Platteville, Northwest Missouri State, Upper Iowa, Northern State and Emmanuel. John McCarthy had this to say about the participating teams and matchups:


"It's going to be a thrill to bring these eight teams together for a national showcase for college basketball at Wachs Arena on the campus of Northern State,” mentioned McCarthy. “The SCB Champions Classic is truly a special event, and the eyes of college basketball fans throughout the country will be on this event.  It's going to be a wonderful weekend of basketball, and we are very grateful to Northern State University and the rabid fans in Aberdeen that help to make this special."


Northern State University's Barnett Center and Wachs Arena is one of the premier NCAA Division II facilities in the nation. The 8,000 seat arena includes an in-ground wood floor installed in 2019, a center-hung digital videoboard/scoreboard, and digital score table displays. The scoreboard, installed by Daktronics, is the largest collegiate center-hung video display system in the state of South Dakota.


This year’s event will include four games on Friday and Saturday. Below are the matchups for the 2023 Champions Classic. For more information on the Champions Classic and Small College Basketball please head to To review the 2022 Champions Classic please head to


Friday, November 17

12:00                                             Keene State vs. Stockton

2:30                                               St. John’s vs. UW - Platteville

5:00                                               NW Missouri State vs. Upper Iowa

7:30                                               Northern State vs. Emmanuel (GA)


Saturday, November 18

12:00                                             Stockton vs. St. John’s

2:30                                               UW – Platteville vs. Keene State

5:00                                               NW Missouri State vs. Emmanuel (GA)

7:30                                               Northern State vs. Upper Iowa

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