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Wildcat Quickies: The Sun Will Shine Edition

Whether it's in March or next November, the sun will shine again in Lexington.

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Despite Saturday's setback to Ohio State, the sun will shine again in Lexington.

Now admittedly, I'm no longer sure if it will shine upon this season's edition of Kentucky basketball after an embarrassing loss to Ohio State. Frankly, if you take away the win over Duke (who don't have any impressive wins to speak of themselves) then this suddenly looks like a bad UK team that's not just in the midst of a slump.

But like essentially all of John Calipari's tenure in Lexington, there is a light waiting to shine upon the Cats as they shine bright. The question is, will that be this coming March, or will it be next November when a loaded 2016 class joins what suddenly may be a roster full of more returning players than originally expected?

Either way, it's nice knowing that Cal will have Kentucky basketball back at or near the top soon enough. We just have to wait a little longer than originally expected.

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Your Quickies

UK's comeback against Ohio State falls short as Cats fail to play "winning basketball"
Kentucky has worked all year on trying to be more physical and play with more fight and grit out on the court. After Saturday’s game, you can add "winning basketball" to the need-to-learn list. Calipari also added, "This is like probably the statement of statements: We play like freshmen."

Kentucky basketball has some very real problems
The 'Cats are 9-2 after losing to Ohio State, but there's reason to believe they aren't the national title contender they were supposed to be. The offense is too dependent on Jamal Murray's shooting, UK is soft inside and other takes on the Cats' biggest woes.

Loss to OSU Shows UK Offense Will Give Wildcats Problems All Year
Ohio State —owners of home losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana Tech and a 20-point loss to Connecticut just one week ago—pulled off one of the most shocking upsets of the 2015-16 college basketball season with Saturday's win over Kentucky, but it may be the latest sign of things to come for the Cat's offense.

UK’s Mitchell ‘100 percent’ after surgery
It wasn’t posting up against one of his own players or scrambling for a loose ball that caused Matthew Mitchell to require knee surgery this week.

Calipari wants Murray to start better
Thad Matta called Jamal Murray's second half "one of the best performances I've seen in a short period of time," but Calipari wished his freshman started better.

Kentucky-Ohio State Photo Gallery
View photos from Saturday's game between Kentucky and Ohio State at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., via UK Athletics.

Kash Daniel among 9 Mr. Football finalists revealed
Nine finalists are in the running for Kentucky’s Mr. Football, an award selected as part of the Associated Press all-state voting. Paintsville sensation and University of Kentucky-bound Kash Daniel, who played quarterback and linebacker for the Tigers, is one of the finalists.

2017 star Kevin Knox thinks UK offer could be coming soon
"(Kentucky) Coach (John) Calipari has called me a couple times and my dad's talked to them a lot and I feel an offer coming soon," said Knox, who's ranked as the No. 12 prospect in the 2017 class by 247 Sports.

Further evidence that Karl-Anthony Towns is a good person
UK knows good and well how Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns is a great person, and now Minnesota is seeing just how kind the gentle giant is.

Northern Iowa upsets No. 5 Iowa State
Northern Iowa has a knack for playing its best against the best. The unranked Panthers pulled off another big upset Saturday night, handing fifth-ranked Iowa State its first loss of the season.

Former top pick signs minor league deal with Rangers after prison term
The Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with Matt Bush, the first overall draft pick in 2004 who recently finished 3½ years in prison for a drunken driving accident.

Utah upsets No. 7 Duke in overtime at Madison Square Garden
The unranked Utes earned a big win in New York on Saturday, and UK's best win isn't looking as good, though the Blue Devils were undermanned in this one.

No. 17 Butler holds off No. 9 Purdue
The Bulldogs nearly blew a 16-point lead in the final six minutes, but No. 17 Butler was able to hold on and beat No. 9 Purdue 74-68 on Saturday, sending the Boilermakers to their first loss of the season.

New Mexico was 0.1 seconds from OT, but pulled a Chris Webber
There was only 0.1 seconds left until New Mexico got called for a TO it didn't have.

Will Grier to transfer from Florida Gators amid one-year suspension
Will Grier, a redshirt freshman, is transferring from the Gators. He was suspended Oct. 12 after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Without him, the Gators will be left with Treon Harris and former Alabama and Oregon State quarterback Luke Del Rio on the roster in 2016.

And Science’s Breakthrough of the Year is …
Genetic manipulation doesn't sound like a good idea, unless it can make me more good looking. Then I'm all for it.

The Verge 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Someone get me the GoPro Fetch harness.

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