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.