Almost as soon as the NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled, Kentucky vs Indiana was touted as one of the biggest matchups expected to happen. Thanks to blowout wins by both the Hoosiers and Cats, they'll now meet Saturday on CBS at 5:15 p.m. ET, the school announced Thursday night.
Kentucky vs. Indiana will tip off at 5:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. in Des Moines)#MarchMadness— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 18, 2016
The two programs have combined for 13 NCAA championships, though they've not faced each other since the 2012 NCAA Tournament. That game saw an upstart Hoosiers squad push the eventual-champion Wildcats in a shootout that saw 1-seeded UK prevail with a 102-90 win.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points, Doron Lamb 21 and Darius Miller chipped in 19 off the bench while the Cats hit an astounding 35-of-37 free throws to overcome 4-seeded Indiana.
Speaking of, the Cats hit 15-of-17 free throws en route to an 85-57 win over Stony Brook to open tournament play this year.
UK had their best free-throw percentage in an NCAA Tournament game (min. 15 att.) (88.2%) since March 23rd, 2012 vs. Indiana (94.6%)— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 18, 2016
That '12 thriller was the final game of the historic series that's since been abandoned after UK''s last trip to Bloomington saw Hoosier fans get very rowdy and even violent against UK fans.