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Wildcat Quickies: Charlotte Gameday and Wright State Wrap-Up Edition

Jason Marcum

It's gameday for the football Cats as they play host to Charlotte tonight in the second-to-last game of Kentucky's regular season.

If UK is to make it to bowl eligibility, they must win tonight and then beat Louisville next week. While not an ideal scenario, many would have taken it before the year started. After all, it took beating Missouri and winning at South Carolina just to get this far, two wins that not many thought would happen coming into the season.

As for the basketball Cats, they beat Wright State 78-63 in a rather ugly game, but did improve to 4-0 on the season.

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