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The Kentucky Wildcats defeated number one seed Ohio State 62-60 Friday night to advance to the Elite Eight of men’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Josh Harrellson led Kentucky with 17 points and freshman Brandon Knight scored the go-ahead basket with just over five seconds left to give the Wildcats the lead for good.

Kentucky will take on North Carolina Sunday for a chance to advance to the Final Four. The teams will play in the East Regional final in Newark, New Jersey.

In the women’s NCAA tournament, Louisville takes on Gonzaga at 9:00pm Saturday for a berth in the tournament’s Elite Eight in Spokane, Washington.

And Bellarmine University will play for the men’s Division II national championship Saturday in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Knights face BYU-Hawaii at 1:00pm.

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