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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: It's Go-Time Edition

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Go-time for UK as regular season winds down. Bracketology. Former Cats in All-Star festivities. Top 10 Cats under 6-feet. More.

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"The middle of February, it’s on," John Calipari said Friday. "This is it. This is why we all coach and play, or if you don’t, you’re in the wrong profession."

Coach Cal said it best regarding how important every game is from here on out. With just three weeks left until conference tournaments begin, UK can make up for all the bad losses they've had this season with a strong finish in SEC play and earn a top three seed in the NCAA Tournament.

But that likely won't happen without a win at South Carolina today. The Gamecocks will easily be one of the better teams the Cats have faced this season, but this is still a game UK needs to win if they are to reach their ultimate goals.

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It's go-time as Cats, Gamecocks square off - CoachCal.com
The logjam at the top of the SEC standings is sure to provide great drama down the closing stretch of the regular season, beginning with today's game at Colonial Life Arena.

Cats will try to shake road woes at South Carolina - Courier-Journal
The Gamecocks haven’t lost at home this season, while Kentucky has struggled to win there in the past or anywhere other than Rupp Arena since November. The 22nd-ranked Cats are 2-5 in true road games, which includes losses at Auburn and Tennessee, neither of which is above .500 this season.

John Clay podcast: Kentucky-South Carolina basketball preview - SoundCloud
Lexington Herald-Leader John Clay talks with David Cloninger of The State newspaper in Columbia and Mark Story of the Herald-Leader about today's UK-South Carolina game .

NCAA tournament bracketology: Projecting the field of 68 - USA Today Sports
With the NFL season over, fans can turn their attention to the madness of college hoops. UK makes it into the East Region as a 4 seed with possible matchups with Villanova, Baylor and Maryland en route to getting to another Final Four.

UK Announces All Dancing at Rupp Arena Must Be In Seat - WLAP News
After the falling incident at Rupp Arena involving "Boogie Man," UK has finally spoken up about the future of dancing during basketball games.

Debunking five Selection Sunday myths - Sporting News
The NCAA invites a select group of media members to NCAA headquarters to take part in an exercise every February that sees them put together an NCAA Tournament bracket from start to finish. UK comes in as a 5 seed in the East Region for this mock selection.

Top 10 all-time UK players under 6-feee CatsPause
Tyler Ulis' play this season begs the question: Is he the best ever at UK under 6-feet tall? The Cats' Pause counts down the entire top 10.

Proposed NCAA rule would allow replay officials to call targeting from upstairs - SBNation.com
The NCAA will soon vote on several new rule proposals for the 2016 college football season. A new rule would allow instant replay officials more responsibility for player safety, including the ability to stop play and call a targeting penalty that the referee on the field may have missed.

Syfy developing VR show for Oculus Rift - Polygon
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U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with Taliban - Yahoo News
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Is The Revenant just going to win everything? - The Verge
Weighing the Oscar front-runner's Best Picture odds. Based on our own Brad's review, The Revenant should be getting a few awards.