No. 13 Kentucky set to face No. 16 UCLA – all you need to know

Saturday, December 17
5:15 p.m. ET

New York

TV: Sports
Radio: UK Sports Network

When thinking about the programs with the most success in NCAA Tournament history, two names immediately come to mind – and UCLA. The Bruins have won a record 11 NCAA Tournament titles, while Kentucky has won eight titles, as well as more tournament games than any other school (tied with North Carolina).

The Cats and the Bruins meet on the hardwood on Saturday in New York’s as part of the 2022 Sports Classic. and Ohio State meet in the other contest.

Kentucky owns an 8-7 advantage over all-time. The teams have split the last two meetings in the Sports Classic. UCLA has won three of the last five meetings in the series.

UK head coach has been impressed with what he has seen from Mick Cronin’s Bruins so far this season.

“They’re really good,” Calipari said. “The biggest thing is, they’re really physical. If you don’t fight, you have no chance this game. This will be a really hard game for us.”

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