Updates from Indy: Cats, Cards prepare for showdown

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMarch 27, 2014 

Kentucky's Alex Poythress dunked over Louisville forward/center Mangok Mathiang (12) as then #18 Kentucky defeated #6 Louisville 73-66 on Saturday Dec. 28, 2013 in Lexington ,Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Preparations for Friday night's NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinal showdown between archrivals Kentucky and Louisville went public Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis.

Herald-Leader staff writer Jerry Tipton and columnists John Clay and Mark Story have been on top of all the action as the Cats and Cardinals held their open practices and pre-game news conferences at Lucas Oil Stadium. Scroll down to read their updates on Twitter and to read links to additional Kentucky-Louisville coverage.

Here are some NCAA Tournament links to enjoy throughout the day:

UK's Thursday practice at Lucas Oil

See the fans at the Cats' practice

Louisville practices at Lucas Oil Stadium

Throwback Thursday: Kentucky's past runs for an NCAA regional crown.

Tournament implications 'bigger' than Cats-Cards rivalry

City and university officials on UK-UL game: #RespectTheRivalry

Mark Story: Rivalry aside, try to appreciate the treat of living in THE basketball state

Things to see and do in Indianapolis.

Lexington bars and restaurants where you can watch Friday's game. Arrive early!

See how Kentucky and Louisville match up position by position.

View a photo gallery of UK's most memorable March Madness moments.

Read John Clay's column about what Kentucky and Louisville fans fear most about the other school's head coach.

Read about how Kentucky is trying to limit mistakes against Louisville.

Find out how you can watch UK signee Trey Lyles play during your trip to Indianapolis.

Read about UK signee Karl Towns being named national high school player of the year.

News, notes and previews from all the NCAA Tournament regional sites.

View the up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket.

Here is the TV schedule for Thursday's and Friday's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games:


South Regional semifinals at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

TV: CBS-27

7:15 p.m. -- No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers (25-10) vs. No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal (23-12)

About 9:45 p.m. -- No. 4 seed UCLA (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Florida (34-2)

West Regional semifinals at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.


7:47 p.m. -- No. 6 seed Baylor (26-11) vs. No. 2 seed Wisconsin (28-7)

About 10:17 p.m. -- No. 4 seed San Diego State (31-4) vs. No. 1 seed Arizona (32-4)


Midwest Regional semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

TV: CBS-27

7:15 p.m. -- No. 11 seed Tennessee (24-12) vs. No. 2 seed Michigan (27-8)

About 9:45 p.m. -- No. 8 seed Kentucky (26-10) vs. No. 4 seed Louisville (31-5)

East Regional semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York


7:27 p.m. -- No. 7 seed Connecticut (28-8) vs. No. 3 seed Iowa State (28-7)

About 9:57 p.m. -- No. 4 seed Michigan State (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (30-6)

Read additional news, notes and updates on John Clay's Sidelines blog.

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