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Kansas State Knocks Off Kentucky To Reach Elite Eight

Kansas State knocks off Kentucky to reach Elite Eight.

It'll be Loyola Chicago vs. Kansas State in the Elite Eight. No, really.

Thursday night, 9-seed Kansas State punched its ticket to the Elite Eight by knocking off 5-seed Kentucky in one of the most foul-heavy games we've seen in this year's NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats prevailed despite being called for 30 fouls.

With the scored tied at 58-58, Kansas State junior guard Barry Brown hit an acrobatic layup to give his team the lead with just over 18 seconds to play.

Kentucky was unable to score on either of its final two possessions. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but his shot rimmed out.

Here are both plays:

Kansas State won despite shooting just 35% from the field.

The Wildcats will next get Loyola Chicago, who knocked off Nevada earlier in the night. This year's South Region will be sending either a 9-seed or an 11-seed to the Final Four.