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Kentucky will take on Ohio State when the Wildcats return to action this week in the men’s NCAA tournament.

UK will face the Buckeyes Friday in an East Regional semifinal in Newark, New Jersey.

Ohio State defeated George Mason 98-66 Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16. The Buckeyes are the tournament’s overall number one seed.

Kentucky, a number four seed, advanced Saturday with a 71-63 victory over West Virginia.

In the women’s NCAA tournament, both Louisville and Kentucky advanced to second round play. Kentucky meets North Carolina Monday night at 9:30 Eastern time in Albuquerque; Louisville faces Xavier Tuesday at 7:10pm in Cincinnati.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."