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Sunday Quickies: KAT Edition

Karl-Anthony Towns goes for 37 points, Kentucky loses to Kansas and more in today’s headlines.

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In the spirit of forgetting about the heart-breaking loss last night, we’d like to spotlight Karl-Anthony Towns’ incredible performance. Towns scored 37 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked 4 shots, and recorded 1 assist and 1 steal. He led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 129-109 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

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Perhaps it’s fueling him?

Kansas caps Kentucky’s week with a second loss - Herald-Leader
It’s uncommon for Kentucky to be in this position. They’ve now suffered back-to-back losses. Going into the season, it was seen as very possible that they only have two losses the entire year.

Lights, camera, collapse for Wildcats - SEC Country
With all the hype surrounding this game, It was Kentucky’s chance to prove that despite it’s only January and they’re starting four freshmen, they’re already a title contender. They showed that in the first half, but fell apart in the second.

Pitting a Kentucky dream team against a Kansas dream team - SEC Country
What happens when you put the likes of John Wall and Anthony Davis up against Paul Pierce and Thomas Robinson?

Zone defense is a pretty hot topic in Kentucky - KSR
Kentucky might want to try a zone. The fact that the opposition ran it is the reason they lost last night.

DeMarcus Cousins bullies his way to game-winner - SB Nation
Cousins used his physical frame to drop a go-ahead bucket in the paint. With 14 seconds left, the Charlotte Hornets had plenty of time to answer, but couldn’t come through.

Roy Williams throws chair, Enes Kanter trolls him for it - NBC Sports
Williams had the most awkward chair throw ever. Kanter responded, following his mishap with a chair that led to a broken forearm.

Malcom Butler returns to Super Bowl in new role - ESPN
Butler has risen to the occasion under Super Bowl pressure in the past. But ever since doing that, he’s been regarded as one of the best corners in the game. There will be a whole new level of pressure on him this time.

Serena Williams beats sister Venus in Australian Open - USA Today
It’s Serena’s 23rd Grand Slam title, which makes her the only player, male or female, to win 23 titles in the Open Era.

Younger Bulls want Dwyane Wade to practice more - ESPN
Between being taken out of the starting lineup for a game, and getting roasted by teammates, Wade’s criticism has backfired on him big time.

Ten wacky Super Bowl 51 prop bets - Sporting News
These prop bets include Grayson Allen, Steph Curry, Tiger Woods, the Vegas Golden Knights (Vegas’ new NHL team) and more.

Steph drops 43, Warriors beat Clippers - Yahoo Sports
Steph Curry hit five threes and scored 25 points in the third quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 144-98.

Rewinding the Reeses Senior Bowl -
A breakdown of all the action from the 68th annual Senior Bowl, one in which the South squad beat the North squad, 16-15.

Tostitos making a special bag to test your level of drunkenness - KCTV
There’s actually a special way that it works, but to me, if you blow into a chip bag, you probably shouldn’t drive.