NEW YORK – After a disappointing loss in the SEC tournament final, Kentucky turns its focus to the NCAA tournament.
The second-seeded Wildcats will face No. 15 Navy in the opening round Sunday in New York. Seventh-seed Dayton will play No. 10 St. John's in the second game.
The Wildcats made the regional final last season before falling to Connecticut. The two teams potentially could meet again in the Bridgeport final.
Navy, which has reached the past three NCAA tournaments, will try to become the first No. 15 seed to knock off a two seed.
The Flyers are in the midst of a record season, winning their first Atlantic 10 regular-season championship and earning an at-large bid to the NCAAs. Dayton has the task of playing St. John's on its homecourt.