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NCAA: UK Advances To Sweet 16; Morehead State Eliminated

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated West Virginia 71-63 today to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the men's NCAA tournament.Led by Brandon Knight's 30 points, UK overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to eliminate the Mountaineers in an East Regional third round game in Tampa, Florida.Kentucky will take on the winner of Sunday's Ohio State-George Mason game in the regional semifinals in Newark, N.J on Friday.Morehead State's NCAA run came to an end this evening in Denver. The Eagles fell to Richmond 65-48.In the women's NCAA Tournament, Kentucky defeated Hampton 66-62 to advance to a second round matchup against North Carolina Monday in Albuquerque, N.M.Louisville opens tournament play Sunday in Cincinnati, where the Cards will face Vanderbilt. Tipoff is 12:10pm.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.