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Kentucky's History vs In-State Foes in the NCAA Tournament

John Calipari is not letting his team look past Saint Peter’s, but we certainly can. Barring an upset, a second round meeting with Murray State looms. The Wildcats and the Racers have never met on the hardwood, but it would not be the first time UK has faced a team from the Commonwealth in the postseason. Kentucky is 9-3 against in-state foes in the NCAA Tournament. Many of those wins serve as the undercard for an exciting postseason run. Let’s dive into a Kentucky basketball history lesson, starting with the bad news.

Julius Randle vs. in-state foe Louisville
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Two Historic Losses

Western Kentucky’s Jim McDaniels holds a special place in basketball lore across the Commonwealth.