Kentucky's 11-game win streak en route to the SEC Tournament championship has earned the Wildcats a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
The Cats (29-5) will face Northern Kentucky on Friday in Indianapolis. Tipoff is slated for approximately 9:30 p.m. ET.
In their first year as a Horizon League member, the Norse (24-10) captured the league's automatic bid by defeating Milwaukee 59-53 in the championship game. NKU is on a six-game winning streak and has lost only one game since Jan. 29.
The two programs have met only one time previously, a 93-63 win by
If Kentucky advances, it faces the winner of the Dayton (7) versus Wichita State (10) matchup.
The South Region features ACC champion North Carolina as the No. 1 seed and UCLA as the No. 3 seed, a pair of potential rematches for the Cats.
Arkansas, who UK defeated 82-65 on Sunday in the SEC championship game, is a No. 8 seed in the upper portion of the South bracket. The Razorbacks will face Seton Hall in the opening round.
Another looming storyline has Richard Pitino's Minnesota squad seeded No. 5 in the upper half of the bracket.