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AP PHOTOS: 'Cats, Cardinal reach Sweet 16

Monday - 3/24/2014, 1:26am  ET

Stanford's Josh Huestis (24) and Dwight Powell (33) celebrate as Kansas' Conner Frankamp, right, heads toward the sideline at the end of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in St. Louis. Stanford won 60-57. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Associated Press

In arguably the most captivating game of a thrilling first NCAA tournament weekend, No. 8 seed Kentucky made a series of clutch free throws in the final minutes to hold off top-seeded Wichita State. Kentucky will play in-state rival Louisville in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Indianapolis.

In other games, Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and Tennessee denied Mercer a second straight upset. And Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line.

Here are some images from NCAA hoop action:

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