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Monday Headlines: UK Softball in the NCAA Tournament

Kentucky is headed to Blacksburg.

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Your Kentucky Wildcats softball team has punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky finished their season with a choppy 6-7 record and a first-round loss in the SEC Tournament to Florida, leading to a missed opportunity of hosting the regional round in Lexington.

Instead, Kentucky will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia along with Miami (Ohio) and St. Francis (Pennsylvania) where Virginia Tech will play host for the opening round.

Led by veteran head coach Rachel Lawson, the Lady Wildcats have made the NCAA Tournament each of the past 13 seasons (2020 tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19) dating back to 2009. Kentucky has advanced to the Super Regional in eight of those postseasons and fallen short of the Women’s College World Series.

Kentucky’s overall record is 7-6 when they don’t host the regional round of the tournament. Their first game of this year’s tournament is scheduled for 4:30 pm ET on Friday.

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Headlines

Jai Lucas knows recruiting at Duke will be different - Vaught’s Views

This one still hurts.

Cats salvage Game 3 at South Carolina - Cats Illustrated

Their postseason hopes remain alive.

Kyra Elzy is turning UK into the home of top Kentucky talent - KSR

It’s been a major offseason for the Lady Wildcats.

Reds don’t allow hit but fall 1-0 to Pittsburgh Pirates - ESPN

This was... impressive.

Kentucky staff sees signs of Josh Paschal in Tommy Ziesmer - KSR

Love the comparison.

Williams leads Celtics past Bucks in convincing Game 7 victory - ESPN

Such an epic Sunday of playoff basketball.

Howard drops 33 points in record-setting performance - KSR

Heck of a start to her rookie season.

Grizzlies will spend to keep Ja Morant, core together - ESPN

GM Zach Kleiman with a smart decision.