UK Has Rematch Against Indiana in Sweet 16
March 21, 2012
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On the heels of an 87-71 win over Iowa State in the third round, top-seeded Kentucky earned a rematch against the Indiana Hoosiers, the lone blemish on the Cats' regular-season record.
|NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
Kentucky vs. Indiana
Fri., Mar. 23 - 9:45 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | IU
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UK got a double-double from freshman Anthony Davis (15 points, 12 rebounds), his 18th of the season and had three other Wildcats score in double-figures, including a career-high 24 points from Marquis Teague. Teague also dished out seven assists and Davis added a career-high five assists.
Kentucky finished the game shooting 50 percent from 3-point range, hitting 10-of-20.
This is the 56th meeting between Kentucky and Indiana, with the Wildcats leading, 31-24, including a 73-72 UK loss in Bloomington earlier this season.
Kentucky has won three of the last four against the Hoosiers and nine of the last 12 in the series.
Prior to the 2006 game in Lexington, the UK-IU series was played on a neutral site between Louisville and Indianapolis for 15 consecutive years. However, a scheduling conlict with Louisville's Freedom Hall in 2006 forced the series to Rupp Arena for the first time since 1989.
NCAA Tournament Series History
Kentucky and Indiana have met three times previously in the NCAA Tournament. In 1973, the two met in the regional championship with a Final Four berth on the line. Indiana won that one 72-65.
The Wildcats got their revenge in the 1975 tournament, ruining Indiana's bid for a perfect season with a classic 92-90 win over the Hoosiers in Dayton, earning the Wildcats their seventh trip to the Final Four.
The two met again in the 1983 tournament where the Cats posted a 64-59 win in the regional semifinals.
Calipari vs. Crean
The two old friends have met seven times throughout their coaching careers. Calipari owns a 5-2 record against Crean. He is 2-1 against Crean since coming to Kentucky and posted a 3-1 record against the IU coach when he was at Marquette and Calipari was at Memphis.
Crean won their first meeting back in the 2000-01 season and Calipari then won five-straight.