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Wildcat Quickies: Basketball Returns Edition

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Basketball tips off, Richards and Washington pick Kentucky and more.

NCAA Basketball: Asbury at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, basketball has officially returned! We’re all excited about Kentucky returning to play Stephen F. Austin at Rupp Arena tonight, but it’s not the only big game tonight. The biggest games are the Armed Forces Classic games, featuring Arizona v Michigan State and Indiana v Kansas.

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Richards and Washington get UK off and running - WLKY
Coach Cal has made his first big splash in 2017 recruiting by snagging two five-star recruits in the opening days of the early signing period.

How does the enemy see us? UK-UT preview - WBIR
Two teams looking to keep their hopes at the SEC East title alive (though one clearly has a better shot than the other).

Baker looking to make up for lost time - Courier-Journal
Baker is looking to contribute following a start to his season that was plagued with injuries and inconsistencies.

National title odds improve, Cats still not favorite - SEC Country
The Cats have the odds more in their favor now, but Duke is still the team that everyone’s betting on.

Isaac humphries learning new skills - SEC Country
Humphries is adapting his game so that he can play alongside freshman star Bam Adebayo.

Why is the SEC East so bad? - ESPN
The fact that Kentucky is where they are within their division shows how weak the division is. But why?

Ravens have earned first place in the AFC North - ESPN
It’s time to face facts: the Ravens are good this year. They’re the only team with a winning record in a division that many expected to have two Super Bowl contenders in it.

Pelicans finally secure first win - NBA
Anthony Davis rejoice! The Pelicans finally won their first game of the year, as Davis got some much needed help from his guards.

Curry leads warriors in rout of nuggets - Fox Sports
Kevin Durant may have snapped his impressive scoring streak, but Curry had the Warriors up by so much that Steve Kerr was not risking injury.

Romo unlikely to be active when Cowboys meet Steelers - ESPN
Romo is healthy, but the Cowboys aren’t even considering throwing him back out there just yet.

Week 10 game picks - NFL

You get everything from bold predictions—like the Cowboys beating the Steelers—to easy choices, like the Browns losing yet another game.

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