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National Championship trophy available to fans Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Before No. 2 Kentucky baseball’s game with No. 1 LSU on Saturday, fans are invited to come to Cliff Hagan Stadium and get their pictures taken with the 2011-12 men’s basketball national championship trophy. The trophy will be on display until first pitch, slated for 2 p.m. ET.

The storied UK men’s basketball program won its eighth NCAA Championship in New Orleans to cap the 2011-12 season. The trophy will make its appearance at Cliff Hagan Stadium before the game on Saturday and fans are invited to take their picture with the trophy.

Gates open at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday and the trophy will be available until first pitch at 2 p.m. ET.

Kentucky (33-5, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) hosts top-ranked LSU (31-7, 11-4 SEC) in the nation’s premier series of the weekend, with the two teams sitting in a tie atop the league standings at the midway point of 2012. The series starts on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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