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Kentucky opens NCAA play with Hampton – all you need to know

Kentucky begins play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 19 with a second-round matchup with Hampton. Tip is set for approximately 9:40 p.m.

begins play in the Tournament on Thursday, March 19 with a second-round matchup with . Tip is set for approximately 9:40 p.m. ET and the game will be carried by CBS.

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Kentucky vs. Hampton
Thursday, March 19 – 9:40 p.m. ET
Louisville, Ky.
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Hampton's upset of Manhattan put an end to any thoughts Jaspers coach and former Kentucky player Steve Masiello had of facing the top-ranked Wildcats.

Now, the Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night's Midwest Region second-round game as heavy underdogs – but they're playing with house money. They weren't even expected to be here.

Nonetheless, the top-seeded Wildcats say they're not looking past any team, including Hampton. But Kentucky does have some homework to do.

Wildcat freshman guard said Wednesday, ”We actually have not watched them yet.”

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.


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