LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 12/11 University of Kentucky women's basketball team, fresh off its thrilling 65-62 win over No. 10/10 Green Bay on Monday, will face 11th-seeded Gonzaga on Sunday, March 25 in the NCAA Sweet 16 at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center. Game time is TBA.
The Wildcats won their first Southeastern Conference regular season championship since 1982 with a school-record 13-3 mark in league play. They are 27-6 overall and have now won 25-plus games for three consecutive seasons for the first time ever. UK has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years, and third time ever, after wins over McNeese State (68-62) and No. 10 Green Bay (65-62).
UK, now 10-8 all-time in the Big Dance, looks to advance to the Elite Eight for the second time since 2010. That year, the Wildcats fell just one win shy of the Final Four, bowing out to 12th-ranked Oklahoma, 88-68.