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Wildcat Quickies: Kentucky Baseball Edition

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Baseball wins home opener. Basketball Cats getting more respect. Fox poised to be next great UK point guard. Wall calls Towns his ROY. Derek found himself a wascally wabbit. UK Hoops opens SEC Tourney. More.

With the men and women's hoops teams getting all of the attention, the baseball Cats have quietly made it through their first seven games with a 4-3 mark.

Their latest win came Wednesday in the home opener at the Cliff, where Gunnar McNeill and Luke Becker each delivered two-out RBI in the eighth inning to lift UK from behind for a 3-2 win over Austin Peay. The win marks the 17th consecutive home-opening win for Kentucky and the eighth straight for head coach Gary Henderson.

UK will return to action on Friday as Buffalo comes to town for a three-game series, with first pitch at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Hopefully now that the Cats are back playing at home they can begin finding their rhythm and make a run towards the NCAA Tournament.

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Derek found himself a wascally wabbit.

Your Quickies

Notebook: Bouncing back against Florida -
Saturday’s uninspired play from the frontcourt and loss to Vanderbilt forced John Calipari to incorporate a few "tweaks" to the team prior to traveling to Gainesville. Tuesday’s bounce-back performance from the bigs was exactly what UK needed as it looks to close out the regular season strong and instill more confidence come tournament time.

Kentucky's backcourt playing like the best in the nation -
Kentucky's dynamic backcourt duo of Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray are spearheading the Wildcats' attack as the postseason approaches.

NEXT FIVE: Fox poised be the next great Calipari point guard - Kentucky Sports Radio
When De’Aaron Fox was a sophomore in high school, he made a vision board for his room that included his target GPA, point and assist goals, and pictures of his favorite NBA players. Also on the board? Pictures upon pictures of UK basketball during the Calipari era.

UK Hoops Starts SEC Tournament Play Thursday - UK Wildcats News
Looking to continue its momentum from ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak, UK Hoops begins postseason play in the 2016 SEC Tournament today at 2:30 p.m. ET against 13th-seeded LSU.

Skal Labissiere Video Analysis vs Florida - DraftExpress
With great size, terrific mobility, and a budding skill-level on both ends of the floor, Labissiere has plenty still going for him as a NBA prospect, even if his production has been practically non-existent until Tuesday night.

UK Hoops Community Service in Florida - Youtube
The Wildcats enjoyed the morning interacting with fourth and fifth graders at a Jacksonville elementary school.

Son of Kentucky DL coach Jimmy Brumbaugh Making Rounds
Quarterback Legend Brumbaugh (Lexington Catholic) is drawing interest from several schools including Vanderbilt, Miami (Ohio), Western Kentucky, Cincinnati, Auburn, Memphis and Marshall among others.

Adebayo, Monk named McDonald's All-American Player of the Year finalists -
Bam Adebayo and Malik Monk were named two of five finalists for the McDonald’s All-American Game’s Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award.

Dick Vitale releases All-Rolls-Royce teams - Cats Pause
ESPN's Dick Vitale put out his All-Rolls-Royce Teams with Tyler Ulis making his squad. In addition to the teams, Vitale also picked his Wooden Award winner, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, and his Diaper Dandy (Freshman) of the Year, LSU’s Ben Simmons.

Towns Is Wall's Rookie of the Year - Minnesota Timberwolves
John Wall is one of the league’s best point guards, and while he doesn’t get a vote in the Rookie of the Year race, he would go with fellow Wildcats Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kevin Garnett might be done for the 2015-16 season - Yahoo Sports
The future Hall of Famer turns 40 in May, so this makes a lot of sense. The Timberwolves legend hasn't played since late January as he's helped mentor Towns before possibly heading off to the sunset.

Carmelo Anthony will release a line of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles` clothing -
Turtle Power + Melo Power.

Team USA to feature 12 players from 2014 Sochi Olympics team - ESPN
Team USA's entry into the World Cup of Hockey will bear a strong resemblance to their Sochi Olympic entry as 12 of the 16 players announced Wednesday are holdovers from the 2014 team.

NCAA DQs UNLV's Derrick Jones Over Test Score, Attorney Says It's Racially Motivated - SNY TV
The NCAA has disqualified high-flying UNLV freshman forward Derrick Jones after his test score was cancelled by the ACT and his attorney says the move is racially motivated.

Watch Samantha Bee embarrass a Texas lawmaker who doesn’t know how abortion works - Vox
"You don't seem to know anything specifically about abortion, really at all."

Mason County Gets Buzzer Beating Win in Regional Tournament - Twitter
Down one in the closing moments expiring against Campbell County, Mason County got a miracle for their season to continue as Antwavon "Pig" Williams drilled a buzzer-beating three for the win.

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: The Worst Offensive Draft Class in Years - Bleacher Report
If you're a fan of an NFL team needing offensive talent, you may not like what this year's draft class has to offer.

Thunder part owner Aubrey McClendon dies in car crash after indictment - ESPN
OKC Thunder minority owner Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, died in a car crash Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being indicted in a bid-rigging scheme.

Life and death in the App Store - The Verge
The App Store’s middle class is small and shrinking. And the easy money is gone.

The way we think about cancer is outdated. Here’s how to change that. - Vox
For more and more Americans, cancer is a chronic condition that looks more like diabetes than a death sentence.

This Bad Lip Reading Of Ted Cruz Is Amazing - Buzzfeed
"If there's one thing our country doesn't need more of, it's goose diarrhea."...Indeed.