UK Basketball 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/17/14) – For the 53rd time in program history the Kentucky Wildcats are among the field for the NCAA Tournament, it was announced Sunday evening.

Kentucky claimed an at-large bid following a 61-60 loss to No. 1-ranked Florida on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship.

Kentucky, seeded eighth in the Midwest Region, is set to travel to St. Louis, Mo. and will take on ninth-seeded Kansas State in the second round of NCAA Tournament. The game is set for Friday, March 21.

Time and television information will be announced later in the evening.

The winner of the UK-KSU matchup will play the winner of No. 1-seeded Wichita State and the winner of the 16-seed First Round play-in game between Cal Poly and Texas Southern.

Block Wildcats, seeded eighth in the Midwest Region, to face Kansas State Friday

Series History

  • Kentucky is 8-0 all-time against Kansas State, with two postseason meetings.
  • UK downed KSU 68-58 in the national championship game in Minneapolis, Minn., to claim the program’s third NCAA title. The two schools also met in the 1976 NIT, where UK pulled out an 81-78 win.
  • UK has never played Wichita State, but the Wildcats own an 11-4 record all-time against Missouri Valley opponents. Kentucky has also never played Cal Poly and is 1-0 against Texas Southern, with an 83-35 win in 2007.

NCAA Tournament History

  • Kentucky is 42-10 in tournament openers and has won 20 of its last 21 second round (previously first-round) tournament games. The Cats won their opener during the 2012 title run against Western Kentucky, 81-66.
  • UK has claimed a 14-5 record in the second round since 1992.
  • Since 1992, UK is 107-31 (.781) in postseason play (SEC, NIT and NCAA).

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Fire Department Report - May 23, 2015

MADISONVILLE, KY (5/23/15) — Madisonville Fire Department released the following reports recently: Dispatched at 7:45… Read More

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

MADISONVILLE, KY. (05/22/15) – Madisonville Elks Lodge No. 738 held its second annual charity fundraiser cook-out… Read More
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
-1.43 (-0.03%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6413

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5773

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 5020

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 4182

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3810

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10420

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7387

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 23, 2015 5020

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1140

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1069

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 728

Health Department Food Scores Released

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 541

Scientists Meet in Louisville to Share Research…

by Betty Coffman
May 23, 2015 459

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 443

Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion Tabled to Next…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 443

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet…

by Ricki C. Gardenhire
May 23, 2015 396

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 389

Keeping the Faith - 'Unconditional Love not…

by Ronnie McBrayer