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Seeing double: There are 113 sets of twins at the University of Kentucky

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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Go anywhere from the 23,000-seat basketball arena to the library at the University of Kentucky and there is a good chance you will be seeing double.

From NBA prospects Aaron and Andrew Harrison on the No. 1 men's college basketball team in the country to 18-year-old sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth Mekas, there are 113 sets of twins enrolled at Kentucky.

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"I just know that he has my back, and he knows how I play and I know how he plays and there's a comfort level there,'' Aaron Harrison told Kevin Tibbles on TODAY.

There's been a 76 percent jump in the birth rate of twins in the United States since 1980, according to Kentucky statistics professor Bill Griffith. The jump is due to the increased use of fertility drugs and In Vitro Fertilization, and it has produced more than just hundreds of twins at Kentucky — the campus also boasts the Omrans, a set of quadruplets attending the university.

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