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Wildcat Quickies: Vandy Gameday Edition

Cats vs Dores. Rise of Isaac. Ulis & the NBA. Malik Monk honored. Julius photo bombing. Murray’s month in perspective. More.

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Can the Cats overcome injuries, road struggles and Vandy's Memorial magic to take down the Dores today?

We'll soon find out in what would be a good win for Kentucky, but wouldn't exactly be a bad loss. The Cats just need to get healthy and make it to the NCAA Tournament, but they will need to win two of their final three games to at least get a 4 seed in the tourney.

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Your Gameday Quickies

Wildcats prepared for challenges that await them -
When UK faces Vandy today, it won’t be able to hear its head coach half the time, and it will face a team that will be playing with the utmost desperation as it attempts to improve its NCAA Tournament résumé. In other words, it will be like many other Saturdays for Kentucky under John Calipari.

Isaac Humphries' 'amazing' development key for UK - Cats Pause
After being an afterthought for much of the season, Isaac found himself--for reasons both good and bad, though the latter was more because of a terrible call. He's bounced back from it to claim a starting role in UK's ever-so-thin frontcourt.

John Clay podcast: Jerry Palm and Ben Roberts - Sound Cloud
Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks with Jerry Palm, bracketologist for about where UK might be seeded for the NCAA Tournament. He also gets basketball and football recruiting updates from the Herald-Leader's Ben Roberts.

No coach is better at setting up an NCAA title shot than John Calipari - FOX Sports
As Calipari embraced the one-and-done era more than anyone during his seven seasons in Lexington, he’s also embraced the most unique challenge in coaching: Throwing everything up in the air at season’s end and starting over from scratch a few months later with a barely recognizable roster.

Tyler Ulis and the NBA Draft -
Ulis is having one of the best years in all of college basketball. In fact, when stacking his season up against other former great Calipari point guards, the Chicago native more than holds his own.

Humphries and Murray Preview Vanderbilt - UK Wildcats Videos
Friday was the first time the media had been able to speak to Isaac Humphries since his controversial technical foul at Texas A&M last Saturday. He talked about the foul and what has happened since, including his first start against Alabama.

Next Five: Edrice "Bam" Adebayo - Kentucky Sports Radio
"I’m very excited because this is one of those things you hope and dream for," Bam said. "It is a blessing that I will be able to play for the University of Kentucky."

Calipari: Winning the SEC doesn’t look promising - Vaughts Views
Calipari admits UK's schedule will make it hard for UK to win the conference title despite having a one-game lead. "We’ll build in the SEC tournament. So you can’t really tell. Right now, it doesn’t look promising, but we’ll see."

Malik Monk honored as McDonald’s All-American and looking forward to UK future - Lexington Herald-Leader
Monk has been relatively quiet since his surprise commitment to the Wildcats last November. He said Friday that his comfort level with Calipari, Kenny Payne and the rest of the UK coaching staff led him to make the early commitment despite the long-held plans he had to wait until after his senior season to pick a school.

National analyst predicting Jedrick Wills to Kentucky - UK Recruiting Blog
The 6-foot-5 offensive tackle from Lexington has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and several other major programs.

Kentucky 9th in Sports Illustrated’s latest Power Rankings
Despite a host of bad losses, it's still pretty clear UK is one of the 5-10 best teams in American when they're healthy and clicking. SI recognizes that.

Jamal Murray’s Month in Perspective - Kentucky Sports Radio
Jamal Murray is having a historic month and in terms of scoring in the John Calipari era, it's the best month ever. How does it compare to major guys in modern UK history (post-1960) and their best scoring average month?

Talking Kentucky's 2016 recruiting class - ESPN
Paul Biancardi discusses the quality of Kentucky's 2016 recruiting class.

De'Aaron Fox reacts to being named Naismith finalist - KRIV
Cy Lakes star guard De'Aaron Fox has been named one of five finalists for the Naismith Trophy. See Fox's reaction upon being named a Naismith finalist.

WATCH: Julius Randle video bombs Lakers sideline reporter - 247 Sports
Julius Randle either wanted to mess with @LakersReporter or was really excited to be on TV.

Really understanding Apple's legal brief in the FBI case - The Verge
The fight between Apple and the FBI over the security protections on the San Bernadino iPhone has been fierce for the past few weeks, but it’s mostly been a PR battle thus far.

North Carolina has more leeway to fire Roy Williams for cause in new contract - USA Today
The deal, announced in June, holds the coach more accountable for NCAA violations.

How the Flint River got so toxic - The Verge
The Flint water crisis did not begin on April 25th, 2014, when the city switched its water supply from Detroit’s system, tapping Lake Huron to its own on the Flint River.