NCAA: UK Advances To Sweet Sixteen

By Rick Howlett

The Kentucky Wildcats have advanced to the round of sixteen in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament with a 90-60 win over Wake Forest Saturday night in East Region action in New Orleans. Kentucky will face Cornell Thursday in Syracuse.

Murray State was eliminated from the tournament by Butler, 54-52, in the West Region at San Jose.

In the NCAA women’s tournament, Kentucky defeated Liberty 83-77 in an opening round game at Freedom Hall in Louisville. They’ll take on Michigan State Monday night.