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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Alabama Gameday Edition

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It's gameday as Kentucky is back on the road to face Alabama.

The Cats have yet to win a true road game this season, highlighted by Tuesday's shellacking at LSU. This is a game UK badly needs to win not only to rebound from that disaster, but show they have what it takes to win in a hostile environment.

Otherwise, this is going to be a LONG season that doesn't end well.

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Cats Look to Bounce Back Against Alabama
Marcus Lee is no basketball historian, but he took a shot a putting into context his five-minute, five-foul performance at LSU on Friday. "That may be a world record for anybody," Lee said.

Kentucky finding it needs ‘now-and-then’ guys every day
UK would be a lot better if now-and-then contributors became now-and-forever studs. That kind of consistency from experienced players such as Poythress and Lee would make a significant difference, John Calipari says.

UK looking for more from bigs at Alabama
The numbers for UK’s frontcourt weren’t pretty at LSU on Tuesday night, and if UK is going to pick up its first road victory Saturday that is what will have to change big time, pun intended.

Mychal Mulder makes most of opportunity at LSU
Calipari made no promises about Mulder’s playing time moving forward but he speculated Mulder had moved into the "three-guard rotation" thanks to his performance at LSU.

Numbers favor Kentucky 72-66 over Alabama
The Cats ventured into another hostile arena on Tuesday night, and the Cats left that arena on the short end of a 85-67 pounding by an SEC average LSU team. Alabama is not as strong, but if the Cats do not correct some very serious issues, they run a real risk of losing again and dropping to 1-2 in the early SEC race.

UK recruiting target Jarred Vanderbilt has triple-double in loss
Kentucky is one of the schools pursuing Jarred Vanderbilt, who is only 16 years old and ranked as one of the top recruits in the 2017 recruiting class. His team got beat 117-94 at the McCracken County Mustang Madness, but Vanderbilt still had a triple double in the loss to Huntington Prep.

Cincinnati backup Luke Wright transfering to Kentucky
Cincinnati redshirt freshman quarterback Luke Wright plans to follow former Bearcats offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw by transferring to Kentucky.

Jamal Murray makes midseason All-Freshman team
At the midway point of the season, it's time to revisit the All-America teams. With 17.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, Jamal Murray is well on his way to this season's All-Freshman team.

Landon Young reaching 5-star status?
This week during Army Bowl practices, Landon Young was one of the biggest standout performers.

UK women heading to Georgia Sunday
Fresh off its impressive victory over Alabama on Thursday in its SEC home opener, the No. 10/9 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team returns to the road Sunday when it faces Georgia, who is receiving votes in both national polls

Adebayo shines on bigger stage at High Point Christian
High Point Christian was good last season when its players were healthy, finishing 19-14. But with the addition of Adebayo, the Cougars have become a big fish in a bigger pond.

Karl-Anthony Towns writes rookie diary for GQ
Timberwolves first-round draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns is writing a rookie diary for GQ magazine, and the former Cats admits UK is very similar to being a pro. "I've found out Kentucky isn't much different from the NBA," Towns writes. "Kentucky gives you the sense that you're already an NBA player. That's just a testament to how well the program is run and how great the coaching staff is. So I felt totally prepared for this transition."

DeMarcus Cousins Has Issues but HVAC Isn't One of Them
It's no secret that people say DeMarcus has issues, but Heating and Cooling is not one of them thanks to Bell Brothers.

The rest of the story is mostly overlooked when ‘experts’ discuss Rupp and racism
South District Films is producing a hour-long show for CBS about the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky-Texas Western game. Billy Reed was almost part of it, but he knows Adolph Rupp wasn't a racist like many want to believe and offers the facts to support that.