It's gameday for the Cats as they renew their historic rivalry with the Indiana Hoosiers.
After watching the entire first round of this NCAA Tournament, there's really no question that UK and IU easily among the 8-10 best teams in the Big Dance. It just so happens they'll play in the Round of 32 with likely date with arguably the No. 1 team in UNC awaiting them in the Sweet 16.
Or as we call it down in these parts, just another day in the office for Kentucky basketball.
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Your Gameday Quickies
By the numbers: Elite offenses set for second-round duel - CoachCal.com
In addition to North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana, the top five seeds in the region are all ranked in top 15 according to kenpom.com.
IU and UK players don't care about rivalry - WDRB
Rivalry? Forget about it. The University of Kentucky players sure have, and many from Indiana University, too.
Tyler Ulis and Yogi Ferrell to square off in battle of top PGs - Cats Pause
When No. 4 seed Kentucky squares off with No. 5 seed Indiana, the biggest matchup will be between the smallest guys on the floor.
What you need to know about the Indiana-Kentucky rivalry - FOX Sports
9 things you need to know about one of the wildest rivalries in college hoops.
Locker room chatter: Wildcats preview Indiana - CoachCal.com
The fourth-seeded Wildcats will play the fifth-seeded Hoosiers for the second time in NCAA tourney play since 2012, not that anyone on UK's roster remembers that game, or the UK-IU rivalry for that matter.
Stokes’ 2-for-3 Night Not Enough to Fend Off Ole Miss - UK Wildcats News
The No. 13 Kentucky softball dropped its first Southeastern Conference game of the season on Friday night a John Cropp Stadium, suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Ole Miss Rebels.
UK Hoops Opens NCAA Tournament vs. UNC Asheville - LEX18.com
The No. 12 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will begin its run in the 2016 NCAA Tournament today at 4 p.m. ET inside Memorial Coliseum..
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Friday Press Conference Quotes - UK Wildcats News
The UK women and other teams in the Lexington Regional talk about their first-round matchups.
Notebook: Isaiah the rebounder - CoachCal.com
Against Stony Brook, Briscoe pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, which is even more impressive considering it wasn’t even a season high.
Coach Mitchell to Host Pizza Party for BBN Saturday for UK-IU - LEX18.com
Matthew Mitchell will provide free pizza to Wildcat fans in attendance at Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. UNC Asheville.
No. 17 Kentucky Falls in Nail-Biter Against Vanderbilt - UK Wildcats News
It looked like Kentucky’s Ryotaro Matsumura would pull off yet another incredible comeback to clinch once again, but the freshman and the Wildcats fell short.
Three Wildcats Under Par on Day One of Schenkel Invitational - UK Wildcats News
Musselman fired a 4-under par, 68, and is tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard. He’s four shots off of the lead with 36 holes to play.
Anthony Davis could make additional $24 million with All-NBA selection - ESPN
Anthony Davis could make an extra $24 million on the maximum extension he signed with the Pelicans if he makes an All-NBA team this season.
Kenny Payne mentioned as a candidate for WKU job - bgdailynews.com
It’s coaching search time for Western Kentucky, and one of UK's coaches may be in the running.
Middle Tennessee State's win over Michigan State is biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history - SBNation.com
Did the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders just pull the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history?
Ravens' Tray Walker, 23, dies one day after motorbike crash - CBSSports.com
Ravens cornerback Tray Walker passed away on Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a motorbike crash in South Florida on Thursday night.
Ranking March Madness' best No. 15 over No. 2 upsets - SBNation.com
The Blue Raiders are the new upset kings of the NCAA Tournament, so SB Nation takes a look at the biggest upsets ever by a 15 seed over a far superior 2 seed.
Duke’s Brandon Ingram playing for tourney glory & top pick - SI.com
Brandon Ingram could lead Duke on a deep tournament run, and that could propel him to overtake LSU's Ben Simmons as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
Sean Miller says Arizona needs big recruiting finish to 2016 cycle - tucson.com
"It’s an important recruiting class, and I think for us to be able to hit it out of the park in the next month is big," Miller said.
Syracuse Was Aided by Self-Imposed Ban, but a Player Paid a Price - The New York Times
A look at how recent postseason bans affected various programs.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure production shut down after star injured on set - Polygon
No word on when he'll be released from hospital
Brazil's Petrobras scandal, explained - Vox
How the absolutely stunning scandal happened, how it got uncovered, and how it's reshaping Brazilian politics.
Here's why Google's Tilt Brush may be virtual reality's killer app - Polygon
This is impressive.
New trailers: X-Men: Apocalypse, The Legend of Tarzan, and more - The Verge
I'm hyped for the new X-Men.