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Wildcat quickies: Women’s Basketball Exhibition Edition

The Kentucky women’s team starts the year with an exhibition win, your way too early bracketology, Josh Huff gets released and more.

NCAA Womens Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The women’s program started their season off well with a win in their first exhibition. The team downed Union 78-60, with Makayla Epps scoring 31 points and Evelyn Akhator recording a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Epps had what should be the first of many the great games this year, and also received preseason All-SEC honors from the coaches in the conference.

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Kentucky D finishing preparation for Georgia - SEC Country

Kentucky is going to have a tough task stopping one of the best rushing attacks in the nation, as they’ll have to defend Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and Brien Herrien.

Way too early bracketology - ESPN

Joe Lunardi already has his first bracket prediction released, despite the fact that it’s November. He has Kentucky ranked rather highly.

Jamal Murray starts for Nuggets - CBS

It was a big deal for the former Cat, but he was held to zero points. It’s only a matter of time before he finds his shooting stroke.

Epps Named Preseason All-SEC by League Coaches | UK Wildcats
UK senior guard Makayla Epps has earned another preseason honor as SEC coaches have voted her to their All-SEC Preseason First Team for the second consecutive season.

UK will face several of 2016’s top recruits this season | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky will have five of the best incoming freshmen in college basketball this season, but the Cats will also face several top players from the 2016 recruiting class, including Josh Jackson (Kansas), Miles Bridges (Michigan State), Lonzo Ball (UCLA) and Mustapha Heron (Auburn).

Kentucky's defensive line developing depth and experience - 247
After entering the season as an area of concern, Kentucky's defensive line played "one of their better games" against Missouri. This was supposed to be the biggest weakness of this team after seniors Jason Hatcher and Regie Meant left, but it's becoming a solid unit now.

Darrius Heyward-Bey has saved most of his career earnings thanks to mom - ESPN
Heyward-Bey has earned about $35 million during his NFL career. Thanks to his mother, a certified accountant, he's saved most of that total.

Kentucky high school football Class 6A playoff preview | Lexington Herald-Leader
If this season’s like any of the countless ones preceding it, one of three schools — No. 1 Trinity, No. 4 St. Xavier or No. 5 Male — will be waiting for whoever comes out of the bottom bracket once the first Saturday of December arrives.

Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin out at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury - ESPN
Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss at least two weeks with a strained hamstring.

Kevin Durant dominated Russell Westbrook and the Thunder - Mercury News

In a game that was dissected relentlessly due to friendship issues (so much so that Russell Westbrook’s pregame clothing was thrown all over sports news outlets across the country), Kevin Durant showed out and led the Warriors to victory.

Indians are in good position to be better in 2017 - ESPN

Losing a 3-1 series lead is tough, but Cleveland has all the pieces in place to have continued success in 2017, and maybe even a championship.

Cavs stay unbeaten after win over Celtics - Fox Sports

The Cavs keep rolling. A 128-122 win over Boston gave the defending champions a 5-0 record.

Matt Ryan shows MVP skill in Thursday night win - NFL

Matt Ryan is setting the football world on fire so far this season; are the Falcons a legitimate threat this time around?

Eagles release Josh Huff - NFL

This comes following Huff’s arrest for speeding, and possession of a firearm and marijuana. The move was shocking, because just a day earlier coach Doug Pederson made it seem as though Huff would play this week.

Man With Cerebral Palsy & Carer Dressed As E.T. For Halloween And It’s Awesome - BuzzFeed
Angus and Nina even won $100 for their costume.

Paris Climate Agreement becomes international law - New York Times