VIDEO: NKU-UK preview meeting in NCAA Tournament
CINCINNATI (AP/WKRC) - No. 15 seed Northern Kentucky (24-10) takes on No. 2 Kentucky (29-5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The two teams meet in Indianapolis at 9:40 p.m. on Local 12.
BOTTOM LINE: Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk averages 20.4 points a game. Northern Kentucky reached the tournament in its first season of eligibility after all of the lower seeds lost in the Horizon League tournament.
BEST FRESHMEN: Monk, De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo might be coach John Calipari's best freshman trio. They've combined for 49.9 points, 14.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists a game.
LITTLE EXPERIENCE: Eight of the Norse hadn't played in Division I before this season.
DID YOU KNOW: The teams played one other time, with the Wildcats winning 93-63 at Rupp Arena on Nov. 10, 2013.