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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Marcus McWilson Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Marcus McWilson a high priority for Mark Stoops. Coach Cal asks UK fans to give Archie Goodwin a break. UK-North Carolina series renewed. More.

Coach Cal would like for Kentucky fans to get off Archie Goodwin's back.
Coach Cal would like for Kentucky fans to get off Archie Goodwin's back.
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After decommitting from Nebraska this weekend, Kentucky is apparently in the driver's seat for 4* safety Marcus McWilson. More about him in today's Quickies.

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  • More on the UK-UNC series renewal:
  • Well deserved.
  • Hard work will pay off; Archie will be fine //

    Archie is totally invested in this program. He is the first one to come to practice every day, the last one out, and oftentimes the guy who is in the gym late at night working on his game and his free-throw shooting. He’ll have a full-blown workout before we even start practice. He is conscientious about the areas he is weak in, so he spends tons of time in the gym working on areas he needs to improve on. He is his own worst critic.
    Just in case you missed it yesterday. Backing off Goodwin is a good idea, because the kid plays as hard as anyone, he just hasn't quite turned the corner yet. As Calipari says, they all revert.
  • Kentucky, North Carolina to agree to 2-year basketball series // The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky and North Carolina have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home basketball series beginning in the 2013-14 season.
    Not really surprising, we knew this series would be renewed.
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist //

  • Calipari steps out of comfort zone for a win // The Kentucky Kernel

    Although he made crucial decisions in the final minute to help secure the victory, the most applauded move was intentionally fouling the Tigers while nursing a three-point lead in the final seconds.
    That was a bold play. I'm not sure it proves it is a good idea, but it was bold. It probably helped that we were handling the boards well against the smaller Tigers.
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  • Ole Miss gunner Marshall Henderson has knack for riling opponents // College Basketball

    "I feel like I'm getting it from different angles," Henderson said with infectious agreeability. "Some people just don't like the way I am. I feel that's a bunch of old-school people. They're just like, 'Oh, no. We don't like him.'
    "Old school?" Hmm. Liking you less all the time ...
  • 3-point shot: Instant replay considered // ESPN
    I think it's reasonable to review shot-clock situations in the last two minutes. I'd be in favor of that, but for the whole game, I think it's too much.

  • Fast Break: Villanova, La Salle break out; Self on his star //

    Classless Move of the Week: Marshall Henderson, 6-2 junior guard, Ole Miss

    I realize Henderson is an emotional player, and he's having a heck of a season for the resurgent Rebels. But that does not excuse him for running over to the Auburn student section to taunt the fans after he sank the game-winning free throws in Saturday's 63-61 victory. It's not like Henderson had a stellar game, either. He needed 13 shots to score 15 points, and as a team the Rebs shot just 4 for 17 from the foul line. I have no doubt that Henderson has many more winning moments in his future. Here's hoping that when they arrive, he chooses to act like a winner.

    Well said, Seth. Well said indeed.

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