Watch Kentucky Vs. Kansas State Basketball Live Online, 2014 NCAA Tournament

Fans can watch the Kentucky vs. Kansas State basketball game live online as the teams meet in the NCAA Tournament with a bid to the Round of 32 on the line.

The game will prove whether Kentucky, which started the season at No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, can find its groove in time to make a run in the tournament. Wildcats coach John Calipari said the team sputtered a bit with five freshmen in the starting lineup and the high expectations of a NCAA tournament win two years ago.

“You’re at Kentucky. That’s part of it,” Calipari said. “Some of it was, you know, you build it up so high it gives you a chance to start whacking at it. But that’s part of it.

“And again, they have handled it great,” he said, “and I’m proud of them.”

Kentucky and Kansas State will face off Friday at 9:40 pm from St. Louis, Missouri. The winner will go on to face the winner of top-ranked Wichita State and Cal Poly.

Kentucky’s players are taking the game as an opportunity to live up to those once-lofty expectations.

“It’s a chance for us to validate what people said we could do at the beginning of the year,” said Aaron Harrison, one of those starting freshmen. “We became much better in the last month or so, especially in the last two weeks. It’s a new season, we get another opportunity to play, and just go out there and have fun and see what we can do.”

Fans who watch the Kentucky vs. Kansas State live online will see a KSU team out with something to prove.

“I feel like we’ve been overlooked. I watch TV, we all watch TV, and we hear what people are saying,” said Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson. “We’re not going to back down.”

Fans can watch the Kentucky vs. Kansas State game live online by clicking here.