Kentucky gets the No. 5 seed in NCAA National Tournament

Mae Harvey
March 12, 2018

From that point, they would win nine games in a row, including an 84-78 win to open Pac-12 play over then-No.3 Arizona State, who was at the time the last remaining unbeaten in college basketball.

Below is the full bracket for the 2018 NCAA National Tournament.

The No. 5-seeded Cats will take on A10 Champions, the No. 12-seeded Davidson Wildcats in Boise, Idaho in the tournament's South Region. It marked the third time they were seeded No. 1 in the last four years, after 2015 and 2017.

The No. 1 seed in the South Region is Virginia. Stay with KGUN9 for more on the NCAA tournament. Now, it's time for the Wildcats to continue living up to the hype after earning a No. 1 seed in the East Region with a matchup against the victor of the LIU Brooklyn and Radford game.

Two years ago, Villanova came out on top of one of the most wonderful championship games in the big tournament when Kris Jenkins hit the game-winning shot from beyond the arc to give the team their first title since 1985. USC, despite finishing second in the conference and getting to the conference tournament title game, did not make it into this year's NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats would only lose two games in a row once in Pac-12 play, a road loss to Washington on a buzzer-beater and a home defeat at the hands of UCLA. "And in some ways that really is the identity of our team".

Tip for the meeting between the Wildcats and Bulls is set for approximately 6:40 p.m. MST Thursday night and will be broadcast on CBS.

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