Wildcats Advance to 21st Sweet 16

March 24, 2010

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Wildcats Advance to 21st Sweet 16

After posting two of its most impressive displays this season in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats make their 21st appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 taking on the Cornell Big Red.

Kentucky Cornell 
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Gameday Information
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Date & Time Thurs., Mar. 25, 9:57 p.m. ET (approx)
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Coverage Tournament Central
Radio: BBSN
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Location Carrier Dome
Syracuse, N.Y.
Cornell Big Red at a Glance
Head Coach Steve Donahue
Overall Record 146-137
2009-10 Record 29-4, 13-1 Ivy League
Ranking Not ranked
Series Record Cornell is 1-0 against Kentucky
Last Meeting Cornell defeated Kentucky 92-77 in Memorial Coliseum in 1967
How They Got Here Cornell qualified as the Ivy League champion; defeated No. 5 Temple 78-65; defeated No. 4 Wisconsin 87-69
2009-10 Team Stats UK CU
Scoring Offense 80.1 75.8
Scoring Defense 65.3 63.4
FG Percentage 48.4% 48.6%
3-point FG Percentage 34.7% 43.4%
FT Percentage 67.4% 73.3%
Rebound Margin +7.8 +3.6
Assists 15.2 16.2
Turnovers 14.4 12.1
2009-10 Stat Leaders
Scoring UK: John Wall (16.8)
CU: Ryan Wittman (17.8)
Rebounding UK: DeMarcus Cousins (10.0)
CU: Jeff Foote (8.1)
Assists UK: John Wall (6.5)
CU: Louis Dale (4.8)
3-point FG Percentage UK: Eric Bledsoe (40.5%)
CU: Max Groebe (56.1%)
Blocks UK: DeMarcus Cousins (1.9)
CU: Jeff Foote (1.9)
Steals UK: John Wall (1.7)
CU: Louis Dale (1.3)

The Wildcats earned a berth in the regional semifinals with a 90-60 win over Wake Forest in the second round in New Orleans.

Led by a career-high 20 points, and a season-high nine rebounds from Darius Miller, Kentucky shot 60.3 percent from the field, tying its season high en route to the victory.

DeMarcus Cousins (19), John Wall (14) and Eric Bledsoe (13) all joined Miller in double-figures, while Cousins added eight rebounds, Wall seven assists and Bledsoe five assists and two steals.

Bledsoe finished the two games in New Orleans averaging 21 points, while hitting 9-of-12 (.750) from three-point range. Wall averaged 15.5 points to go along with 9.0 assists.

Patrick Patterson (13.0), Miller (12.5) and Cousins (12.0) also averaged double-figures in the two games.