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Wildcat Quickies: Balling in Brooklyn Edition

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Kentucky beats Hofstra. Lady Cats fall to ASU. Jeff Fisher ties record for most NFL losses. More.

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The Kentucky Wildcats steamrolled Hofstra at the Barclays Center yesterday, winning 96-73. They had to play a zone defense that they weren’t used to seeing, and Hofstra dictated the pace early. However, great leadership from Briscoe partnered with Kentucky’s ability to run in transition in the second half allowed the Cats to pull away. Calipari still wasn’t all that happy with the win, but the Wildcats won pretty convincingly.

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Cal critical of his team after win - Courier-Journal
Calipari said Kentucky can’t win their big upcoming games if they play the way they did against Hofstra. Cal is clearly concerned, as he keeps bringing up the UCLA loss, and talking about room for improvement. UK certainly could use some improvement in half court offense.

Brad Calipari rocks shirt with his dad’s face on it - Complex
The “Man Crush Everyday” John Calipari shirt is growing in popularity. It’s almost as good as the shirt it was inspired by.

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Kentucky seeing recruiting benefits of being able to sell success - SEC Country
Now that Kentucky is bowl-bound, and pulled a David v. Goliath upset over Louisville, the Cats are able to grab the attention of a lot more recruits than before.

UK WBB falls to Arizona State in OT - Herald-Leader
BBN packed Rupp Arena for UK v. ASU, but the Lady Cats fell in OT, 73-71. ASU overcame a first half deficit to take the game to overtime, and then pulled ahead and got the win in the extra period.

Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk speak after the win - UK Athletics
Catch what Briscoe and Monk had to say about their win over Hofstra.

KAT posts 25 points, 18 boards, still loses - CBS Sports
Karl-Anthony Towns continued his league dominance on Sunday, as he wasn’t daunted by the Golden State Warriors, and put up huge numbers. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves still lost 116-108.

Jerry Jones squashes any QB controversy rumors - NFL
Dak Prescott struggled in the loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, but Jones says there’s no QB battle, and Prescott will still start over Tony Romo.

Jeff Fisher is tied for the most losses in NFL coaching history - Yahoo! Sports
Fisher somehow manages to be just mediocre enough to keep getting a job. Shortly after he signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams, Fisher has tied a record that no coach wants: the record for the most losses.

Giants possibly starting Deflategate 2.0 against Steelers - NY Post
The Giants have complained to the league that a couple Pittsburgh Steelers’ footballs were low on air in their game last week.

Brawl breaks out at Titans-Broncos game - NBC Sports
A brawl broke out between the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos after Titans receiver Harry Douglas dove at the knees of Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Things got ugly after that. Harris was not happy about the play.

Bengals DBs rant about Terrelle Pryor being “trash” - USA Today
Adam Jones went so far to look into a trash can and tell the cameras that Pryor was in the trash receptacle.

Ryan Tannehill’s injury has major impact on Dolphins’ playoff hopes - ESPN
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is done for the year, which is a huge blow to the 8-5 Dolphins, who were rolling through the middle of their schedule up to this point.

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