Kentucky vs. West Virginia: Score, Stats & Highlights

Kentucky is looking for a second straight Elite 8 appearance. (Getty)

Kentucky is looking for a second straight Elite 8 appearance. (Getty)

Final Score:

Kentucky: 44-34–70
West Virginia: 18-21–39

Kentucky used a dominating performance and showed the rest of the remaining NCAA Tournament field why its the overwhelming favorite to win it all with a 78-39 victory over West Virginia on Thursday night.

The top-seeded Wildcats held the Mountaineers to 24 percent shooting as they advanced to the Elite Eight for a second straight tournament.

Trey Lyles scored 14 points and Andrew Harrison added 13 for UK, which will face No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday. The Irish topped Wichita State 81-70.

The Wildcats improved to 37-0, while West Virginia ends its season at 25-10.

Juwan Staten led the Mountaineers with 14 points.

For a complete boxscore, click here.

Preview: Kentucky Looking to Stay Perfect

Kentucky is looking to become the first team since the 1956-76 Indiana Hoosiers to complete an undefeated season.

West Virginia is looking to be the team to make that undefeated talk go away.

The top-seeded Wildcats and No. 5 Mountaineers are meeting for a spot in the Elite 8 Thursday night.

John Calipari’s Wildcats are unbeaten and the favorites to win the NCAA title.

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