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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Notre Dame Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky plays Notre Dame tonight in South Bend. UK football players impressed with Mark Stoops hire. Duke defeats Ohio St. in comeback. U mad, Charlie Strong? More.

Takin' on the Domers tonight.
Takin' on the Domers tonight.
Jonathan Daniel

Welcome to gameday, and the Notre Dame edition of the Morning Quickies. Lots of good stuff in here.

Tweet of the Morning:

Indeed. Duke is a veteran club, and veteran clubs are tough early. Clubs with more upside overtake them later on.

Your Quickies:

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College basketball
  • Pickeral: Duke makes case as top team // ESPN
    Gotta give Duke credit for getting the job done early.

  • Ohio State’s lack of balance will be their downfall // CollegeBasketballTalk
    If there's one thing that every team should know, it's that you have to have more than one scoring option.

  • Can Rick Pitino Reconcile His Change of Heart on Realignment? // Rush The Court

    But what of Rick Pitino? The Cardinals head coach had accepted the mantle of top Big East advocate and de facto ambassador since the league started crumbling around him; ironically, when John Swofford’s siren song first lured Pittsburgh and Syracuse to its shores last fall. The guy railed against the “corporate greed” of the ACC; he publicly aired theories of collusion designed to neuter a Big East whose basketball stature was overshadowing that of its coastal neighbor; he swore he was a “Big East guy through thick and thin,” who “wouldn’t mind dying a Big East coach.” Well a year later, he had tempered his fervor a bit, as evidenced by a text message exchange with Louisville reporter Eric Crawford early this morning:
    Read the whole thing.
  • ATB: Duke Makes Statement, Gonzaga Rolls Through Old Spice, and Rethinking Officiating Fundamentals…Rush The Court | Rush The Court

    UCLA Needs Time. Last week’s Legends Loss to Georgetown was a setback, but an understandable one — the Hoyas are a legit top-20 outfit with an All-American-level talent in Otto Porter. Squandering an 18-point lead in the final 12 minutes and allowing Cal Poly — yeah, really — to soil the newly refurbished Pauley Pavilion. That’s reason enough to sound the alarms in Westwood. The Bruins were never going to be a finished product in November. With a highly-touted recruiting class coming in, the congealing process would take place over the course of the season. But when you lose to Cal Poly (Cal Poly!), all bets are off. Ben Howland’s hot seat is scorching.
    Ben Howland's time is up, barring a remarkable surge from here on. It's hard to write off a team in November, but given what we've seen so far, I'm almost ready to do just that.
  • How bad was UCLA's loss to Cal Poly?
    Cal Poly is ranked #217 by Kenpom. When Gardner-Webb beat UK, they were 201.

    Feel free to press the panic button on UCLA’s season. Sure, they’ll finish high in the Pac-12 and they’ll get to the tournament, but without substantial improvement, a deep run in the tournament is a longshot.
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