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Wildcats Quickies: Gabriel Rising Edition

Wenyen Gabriel on the rise, Lynn Bowden commits, NFL playoff action, and more in today's headlines.

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Hot-shooting Kentucky hits 11 threes in defeat of Auburn | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky made 57.1 percent of its shots in beating Auburn Saturday. That marked the fifth straight SEC game in which UK made at least half its shots. You have to go back to Joe B. Hall’s Final Four team of 1983-84 to find a similar streak of good shooting.

Gabriel shows potential in win over Auburn - CoachCal.com
Kentucky has gotten incredible production from each of its three starting guards this season, but Saturday’s performance against Auburn can be deemed a home run for freshman forward Wenyen Gabriel.

Mohamed Bamba to visit Kentucky next week - 247
Five-star big man Mohamed Bamba to visit Kentucky next week. He averaged 13.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game for the PSA Cardinals on the Nike EYBL travel circuit alongside Kentucky signee Quade Green.

UK football team lands commitment from top-100 recruit Lynn Bowden | Lexington Herald-Leader
Four-star football recruit Lynn Bowden committed to Kentucky on Saturday, giving the Wildcats their highest-ranked player yet in a 2017 recruiting class that might end up being Mark Stoops’ best with the Wildcats. Bowden is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 60 overall prospect in the country, and he projects as a dynamic offensive skill player at UK. He’s also been compared to Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Photo Gallery: Auburn - CoachCal.com
A look at the best shots from Saturday's win over Auburn.

Jeff Badet’s surprise departure a blow for Kentucky football | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky announced Friday that wide receiver Jeff Badet is leaving the program. The Florida native led the team in receiving yardage in 2016. He was to be one of the reasons for optimism about 2017.

ROMEO THE PERSON: Langford remains grounded during rise to fame - pharostribune.com
New Albany coach Jim Shannon says he first saw Langford in first grade. The 19-year coach of the Bulldogs said at that age, Romeo was a nice, well-mannered kid. In the decade that's followed, not much has changed. "He has a good, solid foundation he’s been raised in with his family," Shannon said. "He’s just a really, really all-around good person. I do think most of it can be credited to his parents."

Hot-shooting Kentucky hits 11 threes in defeat of Auburn | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky made 57.1 percent of its shots in beating Auburn Saturday. That marked the fifth straight SEC game in which UK made at least half its shots. You have to go back to Joe B. Hall’s Final Four team of 1983-84 to find a similar streak of good shooting.

UConn women break their own NCAA record with 91st straight win - ESPN
UConn broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory Saturday with an 88-48 romp over SMU after scoring the game's first 21 points.

Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game - NFL.com
The Falcons are moving on to their fourth NFC Championship Game. Matt Ryan led Atlanta's unstoppable offense to a 36-20 win over the Seahawks in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup.

The Grayson Allen Show leaves Louisville without incident, but plenty of boos | Lexington Herald-Leader
Duke guard Grayson Allen was booed throughout Saturday’s game at the Yum Center in Louisville. Allen was jeered every time he touched the ball, but scored 23 points in the Blue Devils’ 78-69 loss to the Cardinals.

Clemson Tigers Alabama Crimson Tide dominate all-bowl team - ESPN
From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

Former Bryan Station football coach Oliver Lucas takes over at Clark County | Lexington Herald-Leader
When Oliver Lucas came to Lexington in 2006, it was with the promise to rebuild Bryan Station into a winning football program after five straight losing seasons. Eleven year later, Lucas returns to Central Kentucky with the same can-do attitude after being named the new head coach at Clark County.

Striking images capture the majestic beauty of seadragons - Yahoo
Researchers in Australia finally caught on camera what they were looking for: a new species of seadragon in its natural habitat.

Soar above the mountains in first-ever skydive on Google Street View - Mashable
Jump into stunning sights.