Kentucky vs. Cincinnati: Date, Time, Channel & Line

The opening tipoff between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Hampton Pirates during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Getty)

The opening tipoff between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Hampton Pirates during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Getty)

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Kentucky improved to 35-0 Thursday night with a 79-56 thrashing of Hampton. Next up for the Wildcats: Cincinnati, which advanced to the Round of 64 by winning a 66-65 thriller over Purdue.

Here’s what you need to know about the game:


The Basics

Who:

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Cincinnati

What:

NCAA Tournament Round of 32

When:

Saturday, March 21

Where:

KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky

Bracket Region:

Midwest

Time:

2:40 p.m. Eastern

Channel:

CBS

Line:

Sports books monitored by OddsShark have Kentucky as a 16.5-point favorite.


Scouting Kentucky

Record: 34-0 overall, 18-0 SEC

Coach: John Calipari, 6th season

Offensive Points Per Game: 74.6

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 53.4

Scoring Leaders: Aaron Harrison, 11.2 ppg, Devin Booker, 10.9 ppg

Rebounding Leader: Karl-Anthony Towns, 6.6 rpg

Assists Leader: Andrew Harrison, 3.8 apg


Scouting Cincinnati

Record: 23-10 overall, 13-5 American

Coach: Mick Cronin, 9th season

Offensive Points Per Game: 62.4

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 55.3

Scoring Leader: Octavious Ellis, 10.0

Rebounding Leader: Octavious Ellis, 7.3

Assists Leader: Troy Caupain, 3.5