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UK men’s game will be shown at Memorial Coliseum after women (with free pizza)

What’s a Kentucky fan to do when the women’s and men’s games NCAA Tournament games overlap on Saturday?

Watch both at Memorial Coliseum, of course, with some free pizza courtesy of Cats Coach Matthew Mitchell.

Kentucky sought and was granted permission to show the rest of the men’s 5:15 p.m. game versus Indiana on the big screen at Memorial Coliseum directly following the end of the women’s first-round game against Big South Conference champion UNC Asheville, which starts at 4 p.m.

Fans attending the women’s game are encouraged to stick around and watch the men’s game at the end of the women’s game, with Mitchell offering the added incentive of free pizza for fans who stay to watch the games.

The UK women start their tournament run on Saturday at 4 p.m. versus Big South Conference champion UNC Asheville at Memorial Coliseum. It was announced late Friday night that the men will meet the Hoosiers in the second round at 5:15 p.m. Because of the overlapping games, UK got permission to show the game at Memorial Coliseum directly following the end of the women’s game.

Fans must have a ticket for Saturday’s session and stay after to watch the men’s game on the video board to receive the free pizza. No fans will be allowed into Memorial Coliseum before or after the women’s basketball game vs. UNCA without a ticket and fans may not leave Memorial Coliseum and re-enter between or after games on Saturday, according to the UK release.