NASHVILLE — Hours after its second straight SEC tournament championship, Kentucky learned its bracket fate Sunday night.
The NCAA tournament selection committee assigned the Wildcats a No. 4 seed in the East Region. Kentucky will face No. 13 Stony Brook in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday.
Stony Brook won the America East Conference tournament this weekend. The Seawolves are fronted by Jameel Warney, who set a school record with 43 points against Vermont in the title game.
John Calipari’s Kentucky squad is now 26-8 and has won five straight games with All-Americans Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis leading the way.
Their SEC title game Sunday against Texas A&M went to overtime, where Kentucky used a pair of 3-pointers from Derek Willis and Murray to pull away in the final minute.
Despite the Wildcats’ victory over the Aggies, A&M received a No. 3 seed from the committee.
Calipari correctly predicted his squad would get a No. 4 seed after the win.
Last March, Kentucky earned the committee’s No. 1 overall seed after going 34-0 and winning the SEC tournament. Kentucky eventually fell to Wisconsin in the Final Four, and then lost its top seven scorers in the offseason.
Check out the entire 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket here.