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Quickies: Progress Edition

UK making progress. National Signing Day nears. Women facing tough road test. Sleeping in space is weird and more.

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That was tough, but Kentucky showed a lot during Saturday's overtime loss at Kansas, a venue few have one in over the past decade.

The Cats actually led by six at halftime, by eight in the second half and had the ball with a chance to win in the final 10 seconds of regulation. No one thought we'd be saying that after UK's 3-2 start in SEC play had many wondering if they'd even make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

While there's still over a month to go before tourney time, UK showed they're making great progress towards becoming the best team they can be by the time March Madness is here. Wins and losses don't determine that, and as we've seen in the past, just get UK to March with the Cats playing well and the rest will take care of itself.

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