IU-Kentucky, Butler-Virginia highlight NCAA play

IU-Kentucky, Butler-Virginia highlight NCAA play

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IU basketball logo 2011-12Eight games are on tap today in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, but most fans in the Hoosier state have their sights set on just two of those contests.

A much-anticipated battle between two of college basketball’s biggest rivals and most storied programs, Indiana and Kentucky, begins at 5:15 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. The East Region heavyweight matchup can be seen on CBS.

The No. 5 seed Hoosiers (26-7) and 4th-seed Wildcats (27-8) haven’t played since 2012, when IU fans stormed the Assembly Hall court after Indiana’s last-second win.

The celebration helped fuel the fire of a childish disagreement about whether the school’s would play each other on their respective campuses or at neutral sites.

Game 2 at Des Moines has 9th-seed Connecticut (25-10) going against Kansas (30-4), the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed.

Here are some links to previews about the IU-Kentucky game:

Luke Meredith, The Associated Press

The Herald-Times (Bloomington) via The Elkhart Truth

Louisville Courier-Journal

Scott Gleeson, USA Today Sports

butler logoFans of the Butler Bulldogs will have to wait until 7:10 p.m. to watch the team as it goes against No. 1 seed Virginia in a Midwest Region game at Raleigh, N.C. The game will be broadcast on TBS.

The 9th-seed Bulldogs are 22-10, the Cavaliers are 27-7. Butler defeated Texas Tech, 71-61, in the first-round on Thursday. Virginia advanced thanks to an 81-45 win over Hampton.

Check out some previews of the Butler-Virginia contest:

Erik Brady, USA Today Sports

Joedy McCreary, The Associated Press

Chip Patterson, CBS Sports

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Saturday’s schedule

Indiana 73, Kentucky 67

Virginia 77, Butler 69

Miami 65, Wichita State 57

Duke 71, Yale 64

Iowa State 78, Arkansas-Little Rock 61

Kansas 73, Connecticut 61

Gonzaga 82, Utah 59

North Carolina 85, Providence 66

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