MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

UK/NKU NCAA Tournament Capsule: Bluegrass State meeting in Indianapolis

Arkansas's Dusty Hannahs, center, battles Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, left, and Derek Willis, right, for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Southeastern Conference tournament Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here is a look at the Kentucky Wildcats and Northern Kentucky University Norse heading into their first-round NCAA Tournament matchup:

  • WHEN/WHERE: Friday at 9:40 p.m. in Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.
  • TV NETWORK: CBS (Local 12).
  • SECOND-ROUND OPPONENT FOR WINNER: Winner of No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Wichita State on Sunday at time TBA.


UK WILDCATS

  • RECORD: 29-5.
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT SEED: No. 2.
  • HOW THEY EARNED BERTH: Automatic by winning SEC Tournament championship.
  • HEAD COACH: John Calipari (25th season overall, 691-192 record; 8th season at UK, 246-52 record; 19th NCAA Tournament appearance; 7th NCAA Tournament appearance at UK, 23-5 record - 1 NCAA title in 2012; 1 runner-up finish in 2014; 4 Final Fours in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015; 5 Elite Eight appearances in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015).
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 56 (123-50 record; 8 NCAA titles - 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012; 4 runner-up finishes - 1966, 1975, 1997 and 2014; 17 Final Fours - 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015; 36 Elite Eights - 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015; 41 Sweet 16 appearances - 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).
  • TOP FIVE SCORERS (Update): Fr. G Malik Monk (20.5 ppg); Fr. G De'Aaron Fox (16.1 ppg); Fr. C Bam Adebayo (13.2 ppg); Soph. G Isaiah Briscoe (12.9 ppg); Sr. F Derek Willis (7.0 ppg).
  • TEAM WEBSITE: UKAthletics.com.


NKU NORSE

  • RECORD: 24-10.
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT SEED: No. 15.
  • HOW THEY EARNED BERTH: Automatic by winning Horizon League Tournament.
  • HEAD COACH: John Brannen (2nd season overall and at NKU, 33-31 record; was also 1-1 as Alabama interim head coach).
  • NCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: First.
  • TOP FIVE SCORERS: Soph. F Drew McDonald (16.4 ppg); Jr. G Lavone Holland (14.3 ppg); Fr. F Carson Williams (10.5 ppg); Sr. G Cole Murray (10.2 ppg); Fr. G Mason Faulkner (7.5 ppg).
  • TEAM WEBSITE: NKUNorse.com.


Trending

LOADING