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Wildcat Quickies: Ping-Pong Balls Edition

The ping-pong balls finally bounce the Sixers' way. Was it fixed? ESPN filming '30 for 30' on John Calipari. More.

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2016 NBA Draft Lottery order set -
John Calipari has had 13 players taken in the lottery at Kentucky, including a record-tying four lottery selections one year ago. Calipari has churned out 25 NBA Draft picks, including 19 first-rounders, and he figures to have three more this year.

Jon Toth Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky football center Jon Toth has been named to the 2016 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in Division I College Football.

ESPN filming '30 for 30' on Calipari - LCJ
The documentary is still in production, though shooting began at Calipari’s Naismith Hall of Fame induction ceremony last September, and it continued through last season at UK. A film crew got behind-the-scenes access at several home and away games.

Where does UK Hoops go from here? - Kentucky Sports Radio
The UK Hoops exodus has been the talk of the Big Blue Nation, with fans everywhere wondering what the heck is happening to a program that, from the outside, seemed to be on the rise.

Times set for NCAA softball regional in Lexington - Lexington Herald-Leader
The University of Kentucky softball team will open NCAA Tournament play Friday at 6 p.m.

McDaniel’s Ascent Leads UK on Day Two of NCAA Regional - UK Wildcats News
Sophomore Tyler “Chip” McDaniel led the field with a 5-under-par 67 to ascend up the leaderboard into first place overall and highlight an impressive overall round for the Kentucky men’s golf team.

Philadelphia 76ers win lottery, will pick first in 2016 NBA draft - ESPN
The Philadelphia 76ers, who wrapped up the third year of former GM Sam Hinkie's tanking plan with a 10-72 record, landed the first pick of the 2016 NBA draft in the league's annual lottery.

Sixers Finally Hit NBA Draft Lottery Jackpot, While Lakers Come Away Big Winners with No. 2 Pick - Forbes
Ping-Pong balls can define the future for NBA franchises, and on Tuesday, the biggest winners were the Lakers and Sixers.

Sixers Claim That Dikembe Mutombo Didn't Reveal A Grand NBA Draft Conspiracy - Deadspin
The NBA draft lottery took place at 8 p.m. Tuesday in New York City. At 4:36 p.m., Dikembe Mutombo tweeted his congratulations to his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, for winning the lottery and “grabbing the #1 spot.”

Enes Kanter roasts Skip Bayless after Thunder's Game 1 win - Yahoo Sports
Kanter contributed eight points and six rebounds during his 18 minutes of action in the Game 1 victory, counting himself among eight Thunder players who temporarily silenced Bayless.

Wildcat Enforcers - Kentucky Sports Radio
After watching the recent Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays fight punch out, Freddie Maggard started to ponder just who would be considered as the Kentucky Wildcat "Enforcer"?

Matt House's contract includes $275,000 salary - LCJ
Matt House will be paid $275,000 per year by a contract that runs through June 2018. That means that House’s move from Florida International to UK came with a $108,000 raise.

Can’t be defeated: The Shaun Livingston story — The Undefeated
How a top pick came back from the brink of career oblivion and became a champion.

Russell Wilson rips open old NC State wounds in graduation speech - News & Observer
Russell Wilson gave a graduation speech at the University of Wisconsin, where he finished his college football career, on Saturday.The Seattle Seahawks quarterback used the platform to go scorched Earth on N.C. State, where he began his college career.

Ex-Mizzou QB Maty Mauk heading to Eastern Kentucky FoxridironNow
Quarterback Maty Mauk, who was dismissed at Missouri in late January, appears to be heading to FCS program Eastern Kentucky to finish his college career.

Clemson tops post-spring preseason college football top 25 - FOX Sports
From Clemson to UCLA, FOX Sports ranks the top 25 with just a few months to go before kickoff.

The Vertical comp: How Brandon Ingram stacks up against Kevin Durant - Yahoo Sports
Durant is one of the best basketball players in the world. How similar to him is the Duke star whom many want to call the next KD?

Women Get Sports Concussions At Higher Rates Than Men - FiveThirtyEight
When concussions make the news, it’s usually about football. But head injuries happen in other sports too, and not just to men.

NFL Wild Card Playoff Game Will Return to ESPN and ABC - ESPN
ESPN’s new MNF team of Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the 2017 Wild Card game, which probably will feature my Bengals losing.

ABC’s ‘Downward Dog’ Has A Full-Length Trailer - UPROXX
ABC has a new talking dog show called "Downward Dog" and now it has a full-length trailer.

A dream deferred — The Undefeated
Kris Dunn postpones hoop dreams to earn a college degree.

Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit - Bloomberg
Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages while using our favorite photos, links and Crying Jordan memes.

Google Debuts Spaces, a Chat App for Easy Sharing - Digital Trends
Google's unveiled a new chat app, Spaces, that's designed to make sharing web content among groups of people easier. It's available for Android and iOS.

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. - Hollywood Reporter
In an interesting twist, the project is not a Quinn solo movie, but instead will focus on several of DC’s female heroes and villains.

How Addicted To Coffee Are You - BuzzFeed
Caffeine is my blood.