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Cats, Cards earn Two Seeds in NCAA tourney

Both the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball teams received 2 seeds in the NCAA tournament and will play their first round games in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday.

The Wildcats (29-5) will play the Northern Kentucky University Norse (24-10), who earned a 15 seed, in the South region. The game is set to start at 9:40 p.m. on CBS.

Photo: Wade Harris
Photo: Northern Kentucky University

The Cardinals (24-8) will face 15-seed Jacksonville State (20-14) in the Midwest region. The game is set to begin at 2:45 p.m. on CBS.

While it appears tickets are sold out or no longer available through purchasing at Ticketmaster, some tickets are still available through The NCAA Experience and NCAA Ticket Exchange, according to the NCAA. For more details, click here.

Kentucky defeated Arkansas, 82-65, Sunday afternoon to win its third consecutive Southeastern Conference championship.

NKU won the Horizon League championship 59-53 over the Milwaukee Panthers on March 7 to secure a bid to the NCAA tournament. It is the first year NKU has been eligible for the tournament.

Louisville was defeated by eventual ACC champion Duke on March 9.

Photo: Joe Arnold

 

 

 

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