One of the fiercest rivalries in college sports will be renewed on March 19 when Indiana faces Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. This may be the best part of March Madness and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every thrilling second. Click to watch!
Forget Taylor Swift, 26, and Katy Perry, 31, because the real bad blood is between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Kentucky Wildcats. These two squads will go to war in what may be the most explosive March Madness game in the entire NCAA Tournament.
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It’s been four years since these two bitter enemies met and basketball fans have been eagerly awaiting this blood-feud rematch. The Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa may not be big enough to hold the animosity between these teams when they face off on March 19. The game starts at 5:15 P.M. EST so be ready to watch it all!
These two schools began their rivalry in 1924, according to Yahoo. The feud definitely picked up steam during the years that Bobby Knight, 75, one of the most notorious coaches in college basketball history, was in charge of the Hoosiers. Did Barack Obama, 54, pick Kentucky to go all the way, or did he side with Indiana? Click here to see.
“I think it’s a great rivalry,” Indiana coach Tom Crean, 49, said, according to CBS Sports. “There has been a lot of great history with Indiana and Kentucky over the years and we’ve been privileged to be a part of it.” Be sure you’re celebrating in style and you have all the necessary supplies to turn your party into an Elite Eight-level bash. Don’t forget the tunes — so sign up for unlimited and ad-free streaming music here.
This match will be the 57th meeting between these teams, according to Sports Illustrated, the first since a Sweet 16 game in the 2012 tournament. Kentucky has the No. 1 offense in the country while Indiana is ranked No. 5. Kentucky won their last match in 2012 and went on to win another national title. Plus, the Wildcats lead the series, 32-24. Will they make it 33?
Don’t count the Hoosiers out yet. Indiana has ability to spread the floor and pass the ball faster than the defense can handle, meaning that they’ll definitely give the Wildcats a challenge. Considering fans have been waiting for this game for four years, it better be a good one.
Are you excited for Kentucky Vs. Indiana, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to win?