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Quickies: SEC Championship and Selection Sunday Edition

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Cats down Dawgs. Get shot at revenge vs A&M. Selection Sunday is here. Bat Cats streaking. LSU folds. Chuck E. Cheese madness. More.

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Selection Sunday is here, and it will be a familiar setting for Kentucky.

Before the Cats learn their NCAA Tournament fate, they'll play for a conference trophy while seeking revenge vs Texas A&M. UK has made the SEC Championship game in all but one year during John Calipari's time in Lexington while taking home the title three times.

The bad news is the title game is once again on Selection Sunday, meaning the NCAA committee will likely not take it into account in regards to what the Cats do in it if they make it.

The good news is it looks like the Cats are in good position for a high seed in this year's tournament thanks to a strong finish that's seen them win four straight and eight of 10 coming into today.

But for now, an SEC crown is what the Cats have their sights set on, not to mention some much-awaited payback vs the Aggies.

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