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Kentucky Pulls Past IU In Sweet 16 Game

Indiana University fell to number one seeded Kentucky in Friday's Sweet 16 game.

Christian Watford

Photo: Courtesy of Indiana University

IU Junior Christian Watford hit the game winning three-point shot against University of Kentucky earlier this season.

University of Kentucky came out ahead in its match-up against the Indiana University men’s basketball team Friday. The Hoosiers fell to the Kentucky Wildcats 102 to 90. The high-scoring game was a rematch between the two teams. IU beat Kentucky earlier in the season when Junior Christian Watford hit a three-point buzzer shot for the win on Dec. 10.

Friday’s game remained tight in the first half. Kentucky had a small lead at halftime with a score of 50 to 47 but pulled ahead in the second half, largely in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Kentucky’s top scorer, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, had 24 points. Watford was IU’s high scorer with 25 points. Number one seed Kentucky will face third seeded Baylor University on Sunday in the Elite Eight for the chance to move on to the Final Four.

Many still consider IU’s playoff season a success. This year was the first time IU made it to the Sweet 16 since Coach Tom Crean took over as head coach four years ago.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Kybruce

    I am a UK fan, but I want to say that I think the IU players and Coach Crean have a lot of class. Congratulations on a great bb season.

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