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The Basketbowl was a college basketball game between Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky held on December 13, 2003 at Ford Field, a domed American football stadium in Detroit, Michigan. Kentucky won the game 79–74, never trailing throughout the contest.

Basketbowl
Non-Conference Game
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1 2 Total
Kentucky 49 30 79
Michigan State 43 31 74
Date December 13, 2003
Arena Ford Field
Location Detroit
Attendance 78,129
United States TV coverage
Network CBS

The Basketbowl was a college basketball game between Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky held on December 13, 2003 at Ford Field, a domed American football stadium in Detroit, Michigan. Kentucky won the game 79–74, never trailing throughout the contest.

The announced crowd of 78,129 set a record for verified attendance at a basketball game in history. While the record was broken at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, which drew 108,713 to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Basketbowl still holds the record for attendance at a college basketball game.

The NCAA was so impressed with the massive size of the crowd that they decided in 2008 to expand the seating capacity for the Men's Division I Basketball Championship to a minimum of 70,000 starting with the 2009 Final Four, which would be held in that stadium.