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Fan banners taunt UCLA, encourage Kentucky

Sweet 16 spirit: Which rivalry banner is your favorite?

UK Students show off their school spirit and sense of humor by decorating houses with banners prior to the 2017 rematch between UCLA and Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
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UK Students show off their school spirit and sense of humor by decorating houses with banners prior to the 2017 rematch between UCLA and Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

The competition between UCLA and Kentucky spilled outside Friday with many houses decorated with fans' and students' banners near campus.

The fans had lots of creative things to say about the teams' second meeting this season. Kentucky lost the first game Dec. 3 97-92.

Wildcats supporters were certain the NCAA Tournament matchup would end with a UK victory.

UK fans gathered on Beale St. for a UK Alumni Association pep rally before UK played UCLA in a NCAA semifinal game in Memphis.

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