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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Remembering Adolph Rupp's 700th And The Alabama Connection

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On this date, Adolph Rupp got to 700 wins faster than anyone against Auburn.

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, to the Tuesday Morning Quickies. On this date back in 1959, when I was but a wee toddler, former Kentucky coach Adolp Rupp achieved his 700th victory faster than any college coach in history. In a slightly ironic twist, the victory came over the Auburn Tigers, arch-foe of tonight’s UK opponent, Alabama.

In other news, we have the Jason Hatcher thing, wherein he was arrested with a pound of pot, then promptly dismissed from the team. I guess it’s go big or go home, and in this case, Hatcher gets to do both. No doubt this is a painful blow to next year’s offense, but it isn’t like we couldn’t see this coming — Hatcher has had a long history with the Wildwood Weed. Jim Stafford had a few things to say about that back in the day:

Yeah, they do keep coming back, don’t they, Jim?

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Wonder if he can teach Skal Labissiere how to rebound once in a while?

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  • Mike DeCourcy says that Ben Simmons is a great talent, but he’s not one of the top five best players in college basketball this season. I agree with him.

    Look, Simmons will be an excellent NBA player — he has great size, great court vision, great ballhandling skills, athleticism, agility, and a remarkable ability to get to the rim.

    But there are things he cannot do well, like shoot, make good decisions, display maturity beyond his years, take care of the ball and defend well. These are also very important things, no less so than the things he does well.

    Simmons is a rare talent, and should go #1 in the draft, but as a college basketball player right now, I’m not sure he’s even in the top ten best players in America.

  • SEC coaches try to say something nice about their rivals. Apparently, they mostly failed.

  • Tubby Smith is being seriously mentioned as the Big 12 Coach of the Year. He certainly has done a good job this season, and no mistake.

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  • Bill Gates, who seems to have lost all his combs despite billions of dollars, backs the FBI in the FBI-Apple scrap.

    My only remark on this subject is to recall Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”