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Kentucky Basketball Vs. North Carolina, Elite Eight: Two Storied Programs Battle For Spot In Final Four

Two of the most storied programs in NCAA history, North Carolina and Kentucky will face off on Sunday with a trip to this year's Final Four at stake. This match up is a sort of "last stand" match for both the ACC and SEC as Kentucky and North Carolina are the last two teams remaining in the tournament from each conference. 

Kentucky earned its birth in the Elite Eight after knocking off Princeton, West Virginia, and the No. 1 seed in the entire tournament Ohio State. The Wildcats have been suffocating defensively and it will be an interesting match up to see if they can slow down the Tar Heels. 

North Carolina defeated Long Island, Washington, and Marquette to earn their birth in the Elite Eight. The Tar Heels dominated Marquette on Friday and appeared to be hitting on all cylinders both offensively and defensively. Tyler Zeller has taken his came to another level in the tournament and his match up against Kentucky's Josh Harrellson will be a key factor in today's game. 

For more on this game, North Carolina fans should visit Carolina March and Kentucky fans should head to A Sea Of Blue.

More 2011 March Madness resources: Visit our NCAA Tournament hub for up-to-date news and information … updated printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

Check the full NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 schedule, and see predictions and previews for each game.


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.