INDIANAPOLIS -- SEC Player of the Year Malik Monk blocked Markis McDuffie's potential game-winning shot, then sank two free throws with 10.6 seconds remaining Sunday, giving No. 2 seed Kentucky a 65-62 South Regional victory against No. 10 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournamnet in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Wildcats (31-5) took a 58-51 lead with 4:06 remaining when fellow freshman De'Aaron Fox made a steal near midcourt and drove for an uncontested dunk, prompting a Wichita State timeout, but the Shockers rallied, pulling to within 63-62 on freshman Landry Shamet's 3-pointer with 55.7 seconds remaining.

The victory extended Kentucky's winning streak to 13 and snapped Wichita State's 16-game winning streak. The Shockers finish 31-5.

Kentucky advances to play either UCLA or Cincinnati in the Sweet Sixteen in Memphis.

Monk and Fox each scored 14 to lead the Wildcats, and fellow freshman Bam Adebayo added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Shamet led Wichita State with 20 points, and Shaquille Morris added 11. Shamet had an 18-point second half.

The game was a second-round rematch from 2014 when No. 8 seed Kentucky ended No. 1 seed Wichita State's 35-game winning streak, 78-76.

Kentucky got seven points each from Monk and Dominique Hawkins and overcame 33.3 percent field goal shooting (10 of 30) to lead 26-24 through 20 minutes.

Wichita State, which got eight first-half points from Morris, enjoyed a 14-6 advantage in first-half points in the paint but shot 30.3 percent from the field (10 of 33) and was outrebounded 22-21 during the opening 20 minutes.

NOTES: Wichita State advanced out of Friday's first round with a 64-58 victory against No. 7 seed Dayton, limiting the Flyers to 31 percent field goal shooting (18 of 58). ... The Shockers were making their fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament's Round of 32. ... Wichita State's 16-game winning streak was the second-longest in school history behind the 2013-2014 team's 35-game streak ... The Shockers' starting lineup is comprised entirely of underclassmen. ... Kentucky advanced to the second round with a 79-70 Friday victory against Northern Kentucky, the 24th time in its past 25 NCAA tournament appearances that it has won its opening-round game. ... The Wildcats won their third consecutive SEC regular-season championship and their 48th in school history. ... Kentucky starts three freshmen, a sophomore and senior F Derek Willis.
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