This round of 32 match-up between Indiana and Kentucky is going to provide a lot of talking points, as these two evenly paired teams face off in the NCAA Tournament on Mar. 19. But what do you know about these college basketball teams and what time does it tip off? Click to find out!
This surely is the most competitive round of 32 game you’ll find this weekend. Indiana and Kentucky will duke it out for a place in the Sweet Sixteen on Mar. 19 as March Madness fever continues to grip the nation. Where and when can you watch it? And what should you be looking out for? Let us fill you in with some facts that’ll put you firmly in the know!
1. What time does the game tip off and what channel can I watch it on?
Indiana and Kentucky will lock horns at 5.15 p.m. EST at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be a battle to the finish that you can watch on CBS, or you can catch the live stream with us here.
2. How did these two teams get here?
Indiana, who were a casualty in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament last year, made no mistake against Chattanooga — blowing the opposition away with a 99-74 win. Kentucky were also victorious with ease, advancing to the Round of 32 with a 85-57 blowout against Stony Brook.
3. They boast almost identical records in the regular season.
The Indiana Hoosiers have been pretty dominant in their games this season and boast an impressive 26-7 record. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t been an easy team to beat either, and can shout about their 27-8 record with some degree of excitement. But something will have to give.
4. Who’s got the better head-to-head record?
This meeting will be the 57th time these two colleges have clashed, since their first match all the way back in 1924 when Indiana won 20-18. However, Kentucky has the advantage, winning 32 to Indiana’s 24.
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5. The last time they played it was a thriller.
Giving you extra reason not to miss this one, the last time these two teams met was in the NCAA Regional Semi-Finals on Mar. 23, 2012. Kentucky won that day in a high-scoring game by 102-90. We hope both offenses can provide just as much excitement this time round!
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to this game? Who do you think will win?