Kentucky and West Virginia meet in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in six years

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

and haven’t met in the regular season since 2008. They haven’t met at one of the two schools’ campuses since 1992.

On Thursday night, they’ll meet in the Tournament for the third time in six years.

It’s odd that it’s worked out that way, but perhaps it’s also quite predictable at the same time due to the two teams’ close proximity, their recent history of close games and head coaches’ friendship.

“Cal called me about three weeks ago and said, ‘You know they’re going to put us in the same bracket don’t you?’ ” head coach said following his team’s 69-59 third-round victory over on Sunday night.

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