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Kentucky Wildcats vs Stony Brook Seawolves Date, Game Time and TV Info Set

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An early look at UK's first NCAA Tournament game, which comes against the mighty Seawolves of Stony Brook.

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Kentucky extended its national record for most NCAA Tournament appearances to 55 on Sunday as the Cats were selected as the 4 seed in the East Region.

The Wildcats will play Stony Brook, the 13 seed in the region, on Thursday, March 17 in Des Moines, Iowa. Game time has been set for around 9:40 ET on CBS. Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson will serve as the broadcast team The Cats and the Seawolves will tip off 30 minutes after the conclusion of 5 seed Indiana and 12 seed Chattanooga, which starts at 7:10 PM ET.

Earning a No. 4 seed for the fourth time in program history, UK enters the Big Dance fresh off a thrilling overtime victory over Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament for the league championship, taking down the Aggies 82-77.  The title was the 29th time that the Wildcats had claimed the SEC crown in program history.

The Wildcats are currently 26-8 and claimed a share of their 47th regular season SEC title, going 13-5 in conference play.

The Seawolves are making their first trip to the Big Dance after a historic season that saw the Sea Wolves record a 26-6 record and claim both the America East regular-season and tournament title.