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Kentucky vs. Manhattan/Hampton - Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Kentucky's path to the 2015 national championship will begin on Thursday, as the Wildcats have drawn the No. 1 overall seed in the Midwest Region, where they'll face the winner of a play-in game between No. 16 seeds Manhattan and Hampton. 

The game between the two No. 16 seeds is set for Tuesday, March 17, in Dayton, Ohio. It is scheduled to tip off at 6:40 p.m. E.T. Manhattan is the likely victor in that contest, as Hampton has a losing record. 

Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here.

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 9:40 p.m. E.T. 

TV Channel: CBS

Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. 

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

Opening Betting Line: Kentucky -29 1/2 (5Dimes)

Prediction: There's really not that much that needs to be said here. A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 and it's not going to happen here. If it does, it would be - by far - the most incredible upset in the history of not just college basketball, but all of sports. You can mortgage the house on this game, if you want. 

The only question here is by how many points will Kentucky win? Probably at least 20.