Kentucky, Ohio State in NCAA tournament

Huntington, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky received a No. 2 seed and Ohio State a No. 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament, in bracket pairings announced Sunday evening. Both will play in the Midwest Region.

The Wildcats will face Abilene Christian Thursday in the round of 64 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Abilene Christian is coming off a Southland Tournament championship, defeating New Orleans Sunday night. Also nicknamed the Wildcats, Abilene Christian will be playing in its first NCAA Tournament since becoming a Division I program in 2013.

Ohio State will face No. 6 seed Iowa State in Tulsa, Okla.

North Carolina received the No. 1 seed in the region. Other top seeds in the region include No. 3 Houston and No. 4 Kansas. The Regional Final takes place in Kansas City. The winner between Kentucky and Abilene Christian will play the winner of No. 7 Wofford and No. 10 Seton Hall. Seton Hall defeated Kentucky during the regular season.

The Wildcats had hoped for a No. 1 seed, but a semifinal loss to Tennessee eliminated that possibility. The Volunteers would also receive a No. 2 seed. They will play No. 15 Colgate in Columbus, Ohio.

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