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If you're headed to St. Louis this week to watch Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, here are a few important items you will need to know:

Tickets

Tickets for Kentucky's second-round NCAA Tournament game vs. Kansas State on Friday in St. Louis are available online through Ticketmaster or by calling 877-NCAA TIX. Tickets are available by the session or in all-session packages. For all NCAA Tournament ticket information, please visit the NCAA Tournament ticket website.

Open practice

Kentucky will hold an open practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Thursday at 5:10 p.m. CT. The practice will last 40 minutes. If you want to take a look at UK's opponent, Kansas State, those Wildcats will have an open practice at the same location at 6:40 p.m. CT.

Noon-12:40 p.m. CT -- Stanford
1:30-1:25 p.m. CT -- Eastern Kentucky
1:30-2:10 p.m. CT -- New Mexico
2:15-2:55 p.m. CT -- Kansas
4:25-5:05 p.m. CT -- Wichita State
5:10-5:50 p.m. CT -- Kentucky
5:55-6:35 p.m. CT -- Texas Southern/Cal Poly
6:40-7:20 p.m. CT -- Kansas State

UK Alumni Association pregame event

The official UK Alumni Association headquarters will be at Joe Buck's (1000 Clark Ave., St. Louis, Mo.) during the first weekend of play in the NCAA Tournament. Drink specials and UK spirit items will be available. Attendees may purchase drinks and food from the menu. At approximately 6:30 p.m. CT, the UK band and UK cheerleaders will conduct a pep rally at the venue. Joe Buck's is a short walk (.3 mi.) from the Scottrade Center. The game will be shown at the venue later in the evening.

The weather

Like last week in Atlanta, the first two days of the week look to be promising before cooling off over the weekend, according to the Weather Channel forecast. But again, aren't you making the trip for basketball anyway?
  • Thursday - Sunny, high of 66 degrees, low of 43, 0 percent chance of rain
  • Friday - Partly cloudy, high 73, low 40, 10 percent chance of rain
  • Saturday - Mostly sunny, high 50, low 29, 10 percent chance of rain
  • Sunday - Mostly sunny, high 44, low 27, 0 percent chance of rain
Attractions

If you're looking to kill some time between games, explorestlouis.com has plenty of attractions to see and do in and around town.

And if you can't make it

Friday's game will be televised at 9:40 p.m. ET on CBS. If you can't watch the game in St. Louis but want to watch it with other Wildcat fans, here is a list of UK game-watch parties around the country.

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