Location: Asheville, N.C.
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School colors: royal blue and white
Head coach: Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick (48-76 in her fourth season at UNC Asheville); she was a five-year assistant coach at Florida before being hired by Bulldogs in 2012.
Conference: Big South Conference (Bulldogs won the regular-season title and tournament championship)
All-time series: UK leads 2-0
Most recent meeting: Kentucky won 70-55 on Feb. 1, 1995, in Asheville.
Most notable victory this season: Almost every victory seems notable for the Bulldogs, who finished 26-6 this season after going a combined 22-70 in the previous three seasons. They needed a double-overtime victory over Liberty to win the tourney title and advance to their first NCAA Tournament since 2007.