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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Big Blue Madness Edition

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Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will be back on the hardwood tonight as Big Blue Madness 2015 tips off.

This will be the first look at the men's and women's teams this year, both of whom look like Final Four contenders. There is bound to be a big celebrity performer, along with some highly-touted recruits in for the event that could end up being future Cats.

Oh, and the Cats lost a tough one to Auburn Thursday night. Live to fight another day...

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