NCAA Tournament | Big Blue Nation in Boise

03/17/2018 05:06 PM

The fifth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (25-10) face the Buffalo Bulls (27-8) for a St. Patrick’s Day match-up in Boise, Id. The round of 32 game between the two will be played in Taco Bell Arena on the campus of Boise State University.

ESPN’s match-up predictor gives Kentucky a 75.7 percent chance to win it all, despite only being favored by five-and-a-half points.

The two blue and white squads square off Saturday at 5:15 p.m. eastern inside Taco Bell Arena. The game will be broadcast on CBS and winner gets a trip to the Sweet 16 and will face either 16-seed UMBC or nine-seed Kansas State in Atlanta’s Phillips Arena.

The UK Alumni Association held a pep rally for fans who made the trip at Tailgate Bar and Grill in Boise to get read for tip-off.

Hear from UK Band member Hayden Hooper, former UK President Lee Todd, fans and cheerleaders:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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