Field Goal %
- UK 43.6
- 49.1 LOU
Three Point %
- UK 28.6
- 26.7 LOU
- UK 12
- 10 LOU
- UK 37
- 29 LOU
- Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
- Line: LOU -5.5
0:00 - 2nd Half
End of Game
Already Louisville's leading scorer in NCAA Tournament games, Russ Smith also passed Pervis Ellison's mark for 20-point tournament games.
Julius Randle is the third freshman in NCAA Tournament history with double-doubles in each of his first three games.
For the second straight game, Kentucky's freshmen combined for 68 points. The previous contest was a win over a Wichita State team that boasted the longest single-season win streak in Division I history; this time it came over defending champ Louisville.
Julius Randle joins Greg Oden as the only freshmen with 15 points and 12 rebounds against a defending champ.
Julius Randle has 37 rebounds through three tournament games, one shy of the record by a freshman.
Kentucky has won its last 2 games because it has executed down the stretch in "clutch time." In the last 5 minutes with the score within 5 points, Kentucky outscored Louisville and Wichita State by 12 points. During the regular season, Kentucky was outscored by 13 points in those situations. In their last 2 games, the Wildcats are shooting 56 percent and haven't committed a single turnover in "clutch time."
Butler Blue III, the lovable bulldog mascot, has a torn knee ligament in his right hind leg, but dogs shrug this off much quicker than humans can.
Ohio State coach Thad Matta, usually seen in a suit on the sidelines, didn't wait around for his players to show off the Buckeyes' new uniforms.
Pitt, West Virginia announced that their regional rivalry, known as the "Backyard Brawl," will resume in 2017.