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Kentucky vs. Indiana Live Updates: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Posted: 03/23/2012 9:38 pm Updated: 03/23/2012 9:38 pm

"Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Can't believe it!" Sound familiar? That's what Dick Vitale screamed after Indiana's Christian Wofford buried a game-winning 3-pointer to hand Kentucky what would be its only loss of the season.

On Friday night, the fourth-seeded Hoosiers must take on the top-seeded Wildcats in a rematch most college hoops fans were anticipating since Selection Sunday.

John Calipari's squad was in cruise control in its first game against Western Kentucky, and other than a brief run by Iowa State in the second half in the third round, the Wildcats have been absolutely dominant.

Indiana didn't have many problems handling Nex Mexico State in its first game, but nearly fell to No. 12 -- and last year's bracket buster -- VCU. The Rams missed a what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds and the Hoosiers held on to win, 63-61.

Will Kentucky avenge the December loss? Or will Tom Crean's Hoosiers upset Kentucky again and reach the Elite Eight?

Aside from the live updates below, be sure to follow @RTCSouthRegion

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A blistering offensive performance overcomes Indiana, who scored 90 themselves. Worth noting, Ketnucky tallied loads of experience playing without Davis who was limited by foul trouble.

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Kentucky leads by 10 and Indiana still playing steal and foul. Clock stopped with 34.1 to play.

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Davis sinks two free throws and we've got the 13th 100-point performance in NCAA Tournament history.

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@ RTCSouthRegion : Story of the night for Indiana: Couldn't string together a series of defensive stops. They scored at will...but so did Kentucky.

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It doesn't seem like he's going to get a chance to a buzzer-beating hero but he's enjoying another great game with 27 points. With 61 seconds left. Indiana will try to steal inbounds.. they don't.. so they foul..

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Kentucky has stretched the lead back to 10 points with 1:01 to play. They've got 96... led by KG with 24 and five players with 12 or more.

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Watford HITS A THREE! Indiana within 92-84. Indiana fouls quickly and Sheehey is done. With 98 seconds left, are they going to play foul game the rest of the way?

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Abell knocks down a pair of free throws to pull Indiana within 86-79, approaching 3 minutes to play..

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Indiana working hard, keeping plays alive but not getting the ball to go down. Out of bounds back to them.. and then foul on Lamb.

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@ SethDavisHoops : Darius Miller wearing his all-glue captaincy well. 17 pts, 3 rebs. Off the bench, natch.

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@ TheOnion : RT @OnionSports: Kentucky Going To Stick With Strategy Of Having Far-And-Away Better Athletes At Every Position http://t.co/30JXKKs1

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Kentucky grows late lead after Watford misses from three. Miller gets out and gets a layup. It's 86-77 with under 4 minutes.

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He's fouled out and that's a big blow as he has excelled in these Indiana spurts... Kentucky leads 82-77 with 4:49 to play..

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Zeller has 16 after another close layup and it's a 82-77 game. They're getting it together.

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He picks up his third foul with 6:15 to play and Davis is at the line..

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Watford tries to do it on his own and coughs it up and then Kidd-Gilchrist comes knifing down the other way for a layup! Nantz and Kellogg talk about the way he cradles the ball as he drives, reminds me of Marbury, he kept that rock in the crook of his arm and nobody was getting it out and when he went to the rim..

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He lifts Hoosers' spirits by dropping off passes to Abell and Zeller that lead to layups. Hoosiers back within nine at 79-70. Game is under eight minutes...

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Kentucky gets two straight buckets with second-chance opportunities. They pull ahead 79-66..

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@ SethDavisHoops : It's been a while since I've seen a college team score 100 pts. Is that where Kentucky is headed tonight?

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He's got four fouls and Kentucky pushes lead to 10 at 74-64... It's getting dangerous for Indiana as we near 10 to play.

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@ RTCSouthRegion : I mean, allowing 70 points in 27 minutes of game time. Zone couldn't be worse, could it?

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@ ESPNAndyKatz : Indiana has made Anthony Davis look pedestrian. Hard to do. Challenging his shot attempts and he's not helping by forcing too much.

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Davis wants to force Zeller to the sideline with another foul but all he's accomplishing is producing rare empty sets for Kentucky offense. They lead 70-62 as a foul on Miller triggers a TV timeout.

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Watford dunks Indiana back within six. Davis tries to draw foul on Zeller but nothing forthcoming but a poor shot. 68-62... first to 85 wins? 95?

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Kentucky grows the lead by a pair after Lamb gets all the way to the rim out of the time out. 68-60.

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Kentucky leads 66-60 after Kidd-Gilchrist jumper

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@ SethDavisHoops : Clark Kellogg: "We can render the shot clock useless tonight." Amen.

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Terrific interior passing by Indiana gets another layup for Hoosiers. 64-60..

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Miller hits again.. and Kentucky opens second half on fire.. but Indiana gets another bucket when Zeller finds Oladipo cutting..

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That's a three for Indiana and lead is cut to 59-54..

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