The rematch everyone wanted to see will come in the Sweet 16 when the Kentucky Wildcats face the UCLA Bruins in Memphis.
The Cats advanced to this point thanks to a narrow win over Wichita State in the Round of 32. The game came down to the wire, but a pair of blocks by Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo preserved a 65-62 win.
UCLA made it here thanks to a second-half surge that pushed them past Cincinnati to cap off Sunday’s action. The Bruins actually trailed by three at halftime, but they blew past the Bearcats with ease coming out of the break.
Now, Kentucky and UCLA will square off Friday night at FedExForum on CBS. The game will tip off around 9:40 p.m. EST, though it’s at least 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, which is North Carolina vs Butler at 7:09.
Kentucky’s game will be called by Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson.