Follow along live Friday evening as Jennifer Smith, Mark Story and John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader tweet live updates from courtside during the University of Kentucky’s women’s basketball game against Washington in Rupp Arena.
The teams are matched up in the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament’s Lexington Regional. The winner moves on to the regional finals scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. in Rupp Arena, with a berth in the NCAA Final Four at stake.
Kentucky, the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional, advanced to Friday’s game with an 79-58 victory over No. 6 seed Oklahoma on Monday in Memorial Coliseum. Washington, the No. 7 seed, stunned No. 2 seed Maryland 74-65 on its home court Monday.
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Friday’s game (7 p.m. tip-off) marks the second meeting between the schools. The Huskies beat Kentucky 67-57 on Jan. 7, 2008, in Lexington in their only previous meeting.
Friday’s game is being televised live on ESPN2 and is also available on WatchESPN.