(2) Kentucky Volleyball vs. WKU to start at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Kentucky playing in Sweet 16 for fourth-straight season

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OMAHA, Neb. (UK Athletics) – The No. 2 Kentucky Volleyball team will play Western Kentucky in the NCAA Sweet 16 at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday night, with the match televised by ESPN2, the NCAA announced early Friday morning.

 

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Live stats will be available on NCAA.com, as well as live brackets, scores from around the tournament and additional ticket information once the games are opened to the general public, beginning with the NCAA Regional Finals.

 

The winner of Sunday night’s regional final will advance to Monday’s Elite Eight round to compete for a spot in the Final Four inside the CHI Health Center main arena.

 

Kentucky and WKU last met in the NCAA Tournament in 2017, as UK stormed back from an 0-2 deficit to win in five sets inside Memorial Coliseum. UK is 14-4 all-time vs. Western Kentucky, having won each of the last four meetings with the Hilltoppers.

 

Television announcers for Sunday night will be named at a later time.

 

Follow along with the Wildcats onTwitterFacebook and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com