UK Hoops, Gonzaga tip off in Sweet 16

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Gonzaga hasn't had to make many travel plans in recent NCAA tournaments.

The Zags advanced to the regional semifinals as an 11th seed this season playing at home, and played last year into the regional finals without leaving the state of Washington.

But that changes on Sunday when Gonzaga (28-5) takes the court against No. 2 seed Kentucky (27-6) at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center, a 2,718 -mile trip from Gonzaga's campus.

This is the third consecutive trip for Gonzaga to the Regional semifinals and the second in three seasons for Kentucky, which tied its 1982 squad for the highest seed in program history.

While the Bulldogs cruised through the first two rounds against two higher seeds, the Wildcats struggled to advance, winning their two games by a total of nine points.

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