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Wildcat Quickies: Atta-Boy-O Edition

Brent Musburger can't seem to get names right. Kentucky beats Mississippi State in a game that features 52 fouls. Chris Paul gets injured. More.

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Kentucky faced off against Mississippi State in a game that was flat out ugly. There were 52 fouls, three players fouled out, Isaiah Briscoe and De'Aaron Fox got into a scuffle with multiple Bulldogs and the 'Cats only won by 7 points. But perhaps the worst part was that ESPN commentator Brent Musburger once again showed that he can't pronounce the names of multiple Kentucky players, specifically Bam Adebayo's name. Musburger has called multiple Kentucky games this season, and every time he does, his broadcast partner manages to pronounce Adebayo the correct way. But Musberger, who either doesn't realize he's butchering it or just doesn't care, continues to call the Kentucky big man "Atta-boy-o." It's a little annoying, but it's also hilarious. And Twitter loves to make fun of it.

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52 fouls were called last night; 144 in the last three games | Kentucky Sports Radio
If there's one disturbing trend in the past few weeks, it's the number of fouls called by SEC officials. Between the two teams, 52 fouls were called Tuesday night. PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS.

Hart Selected for SEC Football Leadership Council | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky tight end Greg Hart has been selected to represent UK as a member of the first SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council.

Latest Kentucky Mr. and Miss Basketball excel at Northern Kentucky, Notre Dame | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky’s latest Mr. and Miss Basketball honorees have settled into college life and into key roles on their respective teams this season. Mr. Basketball Carson Williams, a 6-foot-5 forward out of Owen County, has started every game for Northern Kentucky, while Miss Basketball Erin Boley, a 6-2 forward out of Elizabethtown, has contributed in many games off the bench for No. 6 Notre Dame.

Akhator Named SEC Player of the Week for Third Time | UK Wildcats News
For the third time this season, Evelyn Akhator has been named the SEC Player of the Week after becoming the second player in school history to record 24+ points and 15+ rebounds in consecutive games.

Plenty of flips define 2017 quarterback landscape - ESPN
There won't be a lot of action around QBs on signing day. They've made their many moves and those commits and flips defined the 2017 class, including UK's Danny Clark.

No. 20 Wildcats to Open Spring Season at Marshall | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky women’s tennis team is set to kick off its 2017 campaign in Huntington, West Virginia on Wednesday evening against Conference USA opponent

Marvin Bagley III, Projected No. 1 Pick in 2019, Helps Knock Off No. 1 La Lumiere, Talks Recruiting | Zagsblog
Bagley was on the court and played a key role as Sierra Canyon stunned La Lumiere (IN), the No. 1 team in the nation on Monday evening. On the recruiting front, Bagley is working with a list of six schools, virtually all heavyweights: Kentucky, Duke, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State.

Mollie Korth Wins SEC Freshman of the Week | UK Wildcats News
Following a record-setting performance against Florida last Friday, the SEC office announced Tuesday that Kentucky freshman Mollie Korth has been named SEC Freshman of the Week.

Hoophall: Michael Porter moves into No. 1 conversation - Scout
Washington signee Michael Porter scored 37 points, helped secure a win over Oak Hill and move into the No. 1 conversation at the Hoop Hall Classic.

Chris Paul needs surgery on thumb - Yahoo Sports
Every time things are going well for the Los Angeles Clippers, they get bitten by the injury bug. Paul has a torn ligament in his thumb, and will be out 6-8 weeks.

Blue Jays resign Bautista - Boston Globe
The Toronto Blue Jays will get another year of Jose Bautista, as they sign him to a one-year deal worth $18 million. There's also a mutual option for a second year on the deal.

Warriors break ground on new arena - ESPN
The Golden State Warriors will be relocating to San Francisco in the future, as ground was broken at the construction site of the Chase Center.

Cowboys delay talk of Romo's future, though the end seems near - USA Today
The Cowboys closest to Tony Romo aren't talking about his future with the team, but it seems as though the two will likely part ways after Romo lost his starting job to Dak Prescott.

Your original iPhone won't work on AT&T anymore - The Verge
Anyone still clinging onto the original iPhone got some bad news yesterday: AT&T announced that it shut down its 2G network on January 1st, 2017.

Cat posts the illest selfie of the year with his dog bros - Mashable
A selfie taken by Manny, the selfie-loving cat, is already being called the best of 2017.