|Kentucky vs. Saint Peter’s|
|Thur., March 17 – 7:10 p.m. ET|
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | SPU (PDF)
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Radio: UK Sports Network
No team in the history of college basketball has made more appearances or won more games in the NCAA Division I Tournament than Kentucky. The 2021-22 version of the Cats will try to add to those numbers beginning on Thursday night when second-seeded Kentucky faces No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s in Indianapolis.
Kentucky is making its 59th appearance, seven more than North Carolina, which sits in second place. The Cats have played in 181 tournament games, also seven more than the Tar Heels. And Kentucky’s 129 wins are three more than North Carolina’s total of 126.
None of that will mean anything on Thursday night when the Cats and the Peacocks begin the 2022 NCAA Tournament. In fact, despite having a lot more experience than normal on the roster, Kentucky does not have much tournament experience.
In total, players on this year’s Kentucky roster have played in exactly three NCAA Tournament games. Davion Mintz played in Creighton’s first-round loss to Rhode Island in 2017 and in the Bluejays’ loss to Kansas State in 2018. Mintz scored a total of 12 points in those two games.