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Kentucky Basketball vs Wichita State Shockers: Game Time, TV Info, Online Stream, Odds, More

This game is projected as a toss-up that comes down to the wire.

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The Kentucky Wildcats continue their NCAA Tournament run Sunday when they face the Wichita State Shockers.

Kentucky is back in the Round of 32 for the seventh time in eight seasons under John Calipari. They got here this time thanks to an opening round win over Northern Kentucky.

The Norse put up more of a fight than most expected of the 20-point underdogs, but the Cats never allowed the game to get close in the second half, leading by double figures for most of the night.

As for the Shockers, they had to grind out a win over Dayton in Friday’s action. The Flyers were stout on defense in the first half and led 29-27 at the break, but the Shockers would take control and escape with a 64-58 win.

The 10th-seeded Shockers has now won 16 in a row entering Sunday, while Kentucky has won 12 straight. Something’s gotta give, so expect this to be a dogfight that is close throughout.

Here is everything you’ll need to watch and follow this matchup:

Wichita State Shockers (31-4, 17-1 in Missouri Valley) vs Kentucky Wildcats (30-5, 16-2 in SEC)

When: Sunday, March 19

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Game Time: 2:40 p.m. EST - 2:55 p.m. EST


Announcers: The game will be televised on CBS with announcers Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson on the call.

Online and mobile streaming: The best places to watch online are at or the NCAA March Madness Live app.

Rosters: UK | WSU

Odds: Kentucky opened as a 4.5-point favorite. KenPom projected Kentucky to be an half-point favorite on a neutral court. For what it’s worth, they projected Kentucky to be a 4-point favorite at home, which is more what Sunday’s game in Indy will be. It looks like the oddsmakers as treating this more as a home court.

Prediction: KenPom projects Kentucky to win 81-77 at home, but project a 79-all game (essentially a pick ‘em) on a neutral floor. They give the Cats a 64-percent chance of winning this matchup at home, but only a 51-percent chance of winning on a neutral court.