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Back in 2014, the Patriots lost a brutal game to the Chiefs that appeared far worse than what UK suffered through Saturday at Texas A&M.

The eventual-Super Bowl champion Pats were embarrassed by a 41-14 margin to a Chiefs team that didn't even make it to the playoffs. Sitting at 2-2 and seemingly nowhere close to a championship run, head coach Bill Belichick repeatedly echoed four words during his postgame press conference.

"We're on to Cincinnati."

It was a great reminder and lesson that sports, more often than not, will have another game to be played. In that case, the Patriots had my Bengals to beat up on the following week, and then they moved on to the next team, and the next team, and so on before they ended up being Super Bowl champs.

I'm not saying this UK team is going to win a national title or even make it to the Final Four, but one thing is for sure: Their season is far from over and there's another opponent to move on to instead of letting the sting of Saturday's loss linger more than it needs to.

Thankfully, that was a mere regular-season loss that, like the Pats' debacle vs the Chiefs, doesn't have to be anything more than a blip on the radar during a special season.

For Kentucky, it's Alabama who's up next Tuesday in Rupp Arena. Instead of sulking about Saturday, the controversial technical foul or whatever came out of that game, let's just move past it and move on to Alabama.

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Texas A&M tops Kentucky basketball with OT buzzer-beater - Lexington Herald-Leader
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If you must, re-watch technical foul that proved costly for Wildcats
Humphies pulled down a critical rebound, was fouled and his teammates gathered around him to celebrate the big play. Then, it happened... With Kentucky ahead 76-75 with 9.4 seconds remaining in overtime on Saturday night against Texas A&M, Wildcats 7-footer Isaac...

Quick hits from Cats' loss at A&M - LCJ
Where it turned, game ball, thumbs up and down from UK's tough loss at Texas A&M.

Prince’s No-Hitter Highlights Doubleheader Sweep to Softball Road Trip - UK Wildcats News
Meagan Prince threw her first-career no-hitter as the Wildcats beat South Dakota 10-0 before Kelsey Nunley pitched a gem as Kentucky sailed past Texas Tech 10-0 to complete its western swing 9-2 to start the season.

VIDEO: Bam Adebayo throws down monster dunk - USA Today High School Sports
In the NCISAA boys 3-A semifinal Friday night, the 6-foot-10 forward and Kentucky commit scored the final basket of the game with two seconds on the clock to give High Point Christian a 51-50 win. Bam also had a pretty nasty slam in the process.

4-star LB decommited from Miami and Kentucky is in the mix - Scout.com
Tyler Dunning, Scout's 10th-ranked inside linebacker and 285th-ranked player overall for 2017, is no longer committed to the  Hurricanes. Dunning currently has a top five (no order) of Kentucky, Pittsburgh, LSU, Syracuse and Tennessee.

UK Opens Home Stretch with Sunday Doubleheader - UK Wildcats News
The No. 20 Kentucky women’s tennis hosts a doubleheader for its home opening weekend on Sunday and faces No. 75 Michigan State and Eastern Kentucky.

Young scores 50 in North Clash win - normantranscript.com
When he's on the court, 2017 PG and UK target Trae Young seemingly draws all of the fans attention, and for good reason. He showed that again with 50 points and nine assists in the 99-84 win Friday at NHS Gym.

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McNeill, Pompey Homer in 8-6 Win over George Mason - UK Wildcats News
Freshman Tristan Pompey and junior Gunnar McNeill each belted two-run homers and senior Dustin Beggs fired his ninth career quality start, leading No. 25 Kentucky to their first win of the young season.

Damian Lillard got snubbed, then he slayed the giant - SBNation.com
Not getting voted to the NBA All-Star Game was enough to drive Lillard to prove, once again, he is one of the league's elite.

Inside Mercedes' top-secret Formula 1 engine factory - The Verge
For two years running, the Mercedes Formula 1 team and its star driver Lewis Hamilton have reigned supreme over their hypercompetitive sport.

Kentucky signee Malik Monk finished with 18 points in Friday night's victory
Monk finished with 18 points to lead Bentonville to a 60-48 victory over Rogers during 7A-West Conference play.

Sony could reveal 'Smart Ear' wireless earbud on Monday - The Verge
It looks like the company is about to make some waves at Mobile World Congress with its first entry into the growing market of truly wireless earbuds.

Roy Williams is angry at Doug Gottlieb over retirement rumors, and he's making fun of his pants problem - SBNation.com
Doug Gottlieb said Roy Williams might retire if North Carolina wins the NCAA Championship. The Tar Heels coach was not impressed -- so he made fun of Gottlieb's "shorts on backwards" moment when he played at Oklahoma State.

Jeb Bush Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign - ABC News
Jeb Bush announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign following a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.

Fiji begins cleanup after ferocious cyclone kills at least 1 - Fox News
The Pacific island nation of Fiji was hunkering down Saturday as a formidable cyclone with winds of 186 miles per hour bore down.

The Witch Review - IGN
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For 45 Years in Prison, Louisiana Man Kept Calm and Held Fast to Hope - The New York Times
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