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Kentucky vs. Indiana Picks – NCAA Tournament Second Round

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Kentucky vs. Indiana picks for the NCAA Tournament’s second round game.

It’s a matchup fans have been waiting to see for too long. Kentucky and Indiana will tip off against each other for the first time since March 23, 2012. In that last meeting, the Wildcats took down the Hoosiers, 102-90 in the Sweet 16. That was a bit of a revenge game for Kentucky after it fell to Indiana three months earlier in the regular season, 73-72.

The Wildcats aren’t packing as much gusto as they were last year, having rode a 26-8 record to a No. 4 seed in this year’s tourney. Kentucky sent No. 13-seeded Stony Brook home in the first round, 85-57.

Head coach Tom Crean is hoping his No. 5-seed Hoosiers can advance past the second round for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Indiana easily handled No. 12 Chattanooga, 99-74, and will hope its momentum carries it past a historic foe. 

Here’s a look at the Campus Insiders Kentucky vs. Indiana picks.

Kentucky vs. Indiana Picks

Shae Peppler

HOOSIERS. This is a slight “homer pick”, but Indiana’s offense is on fire. It shot 69 percent in the second half against Chattanooga, and that momentum will continue. 

Ken Bikoff

The Hoosiers can shoot the lights out and are explosive offensively, but Kentucky’s superior athleticism and length will give IU headaches. The Wildcats will win a thriller.

Jordan Cornette

Indiana’s guards will struggle all day to contain Kentucky’s elite backcourt. Ulis and Murray will go off in this one to help the Wildcats take the win.

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