Kentucky March Madness Schedule: When do the Wildcats play next?

The Kentucky Wildcats will start their quest towards a ninth national championship and 18th Final Four appearance in Pittsburgh as the No. 3 seed in the South Region.

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari
Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari / Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

When do the Kentucky Wildcats begin their pursuit of a March Madness title? After getting knocked out in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament by Texas A&M, John Calipari is heading home to Pittsburgh after his team landed on the three-line in the South region. 

Kentucky could be the most exciting team in the country, but even with the firepower that Rob Dillingham and Reed Sheppard provide off the bench, the Wildcats won't go far without better defensive effort. The Wildcats are outside the top 100 in adjusted defensive efficiency this season.

This is the 12th time that Cal has taken the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament, but in each of his last two trips, he was unable to make it past the first weekend. It has been 12 years since Calipari’s national title run in 2012. A long stay in the NCAA Tournament feels well overdue for the Cats, and that starts with a Round of 64 matchup against the Horizon League champion Oakland Golden Grizzlies. 

The next game will be played against Oakland at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. 

Kentucky March Madness schedule: How to Watch

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  • Date: Thursday, March 21
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh)
  • How to watch: CBS
  • How to stream: Fubo TV
  • Kentucky record: 23-9
  • Oakland record: 23-11

If Kentucky advances, the Wildcats will face either sixth-seed Texas Tech from the Big 12 or the ACC Champion 11th-seed North Carolina State.