By Harvey Hoffman

The Wildcats (18-6) are in the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in coach Jay Wright’s 20 seasons.

They next play Saturday against No. 1 seed Baylor at Hinkle Fieldhouse (5:15 p.m.) in Indianapolis.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl led the Wildcats with 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Jermaine Samuels added 15 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Justin Moore contributed 15 points and Caleb Daniels had 11.