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Wildcat Quickies: Isaiah Briscoe Edition

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Isaiah Briscoe posted a triple-double. Lady Cats fall to Duke. Why you should watch UFC 207. More.

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I’m not sure if we’ve already named the quickies after Isaiah Briscoe before or not, but if we have, he deserves to have them again. His triple-double last night played a huge part in Kentucky blowing out Ole Miss 99-76. The sophomore guard had 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, including a countless number of lobs to Bam Adebayo, who threw down eight dunks.

We all know Briscoe is the leader of this team, and he gets it done on the floor in more ways than one. He showed that by putting up the third triple-double in school history, and the second one this season. Side note: how amazing is it that Kentucky has put up more triple-doubles this year than all other players in the program’s history?

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Your quickies

Isaiah Briscoe records third triple-double in UK history - Nation of Blue
OK, so maybe Briscoe got a little help from Derek Willis on an intentionally missed free throw, but it counts nonetheless.

Malik Monk adds to highlight reel with coast-to-coast drive - Yahoo Sports
Monk had several highlights in this game, but his coast-to-coast drive was certainly one of them. He had the basketball on a string as he crossed half court.

Lady Cats fall to Duke - KSR
The Kentucky women’s basketball team stayed right with Duke through the first three quarters, but went ice cold in the fourth, shooting 3-19 from the field, and they fell to the Blue Devils.

Kentucky football players prove golf isn’t their sport - SEC Country
Kentucky has gotten A LOT better at football this year. But their golf games could still use some work.

How Kentucky will beat Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl - SEC Country
If the running game goes as well as it usually does for Kentucky, Stephen Johnson plays within himself, and Austin MacGinnis does what he does best, Kentucky will win the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Arkansas tight end suspended from Belk Bowl after shoplifting...from Belk - KSR
The irony of this...Arkansas’ Jeremy Sprinkle managed to shoplift from the store that was sponsoring the bowl he was set to play in...during a shopping spree.

Favorite moments from NBA 2016 - Sports Illustrated
From one of the greatest dunk contests ever, to Kobe’s 60-point farewell, to our first ever unanimous MVP, to Cleveland’s jaw-dropping 3-1 comeback, to Craig Sager’s last broadcasts. 2016 was quite the year for the NBA.

Antonio Brown reminds Brandon Marshall that he owes him a Porsche - Fox Sports
Remember that bet that Antonio Brown made with Brandon Marshall about receiving yards? Antonio Brown remembers. Given the season that the Jets had, Marshall probably isn’t feeling too good about that bet now.

Deshaun Watson embraced the student in student-athlete - Charlotte Observer
Clemson’s Watson is a rarity in college football. The star quarterback has loaded up on extra credits in his time at Clemson in order to graduate early before he goes to the NFL.

Week 17 game picks - NFL.com
Among other picks, Elliot Harrison has the Green Bay Packers beating the Detroit Lions to get themselves into the playoffs.

Oregon looks to drop second undefeated team in a row - Fox Sports
Oregon pulled off a huge upset on UCLA to cut the list of undefeated teams down to five. Next up is USC, a team that’s a surprisingly 14-0 right now. We’ll see if the Ducks can drop another unbeaten team.

10 reasons to watch UFC 207 - MMA Junkie
I’ll give you one great reason: Ronda Rousey is finally fighting again.

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian - NY Times
Good for them.