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Kentucky finally played a great 40 minutes of basketball and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Illinois-Chicago at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, Kentucky finally just overwhelmed a lesser opponent. It was the best the Cats have looked all year, and even though it was against Illinois-Chicago, it was still the first case all year of them doing just about everything right for 40 minutes. With all five starters reaching double-figures in scoring, and the team having 22 assists, it’s safe to say the Cats were on the same page. And as a bonus, they got the best game of this early season from PJ Washington.

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Tennessee had a football coach for about four hours.

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Your quickies

Statistical look at UK basketball team after seven games | Lexington Herald Leader
Kevin Knox leads the way in scoring and minutes. Nick Richards is the leading rebounder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on pace for historic season.

Kentucky football needs a bowl win to end 2017 season | Lexington Herald Leader
After blowout losses to Georgia (42-13) and Louisville (44-17) to end the regular season, Kentucky football badly needs to win its bowl game in 2017.

P.J. Washington Played his Best Basketball of the Season | Kentucky Sports Radio
So far this season, Kentucky has needed more from P.J. Washington. Last night, they got it. Washington had his best game of the season against UIC.

Kid puts L's down in background of Calipari's postgame interview | Kentucky Sports Radio
Fan of the game.

John Calipari explains why Cats didn't play in Phil Knight's PK80 tournament - SEC Country
Kentucky was a notable absence from Phil Knigh'ts PK80 tournament in Portland, Oregon. John Calipari explained why his Cats didn't make the trip.

Kentucky football recruiting rundown (11/26) - Cats' Pause
The latest in Kentucky football recruiting news.

Kentucky Seeded Fourth, Hosting ETSU on Friday in NCAA Tournament | UK Athletics
For the first time under head coach Craig Skinner, the Kentucky volleyball team is a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Brown, Steelers withstand Packers with last-second FG - NFL.com
Despite losing the turnover battle and surrendering three touchdown passes to Brett Hundley, the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) held on against the plucky Green Bay Packers (5-6).

Raiders back in contention after 21-14 win over Broncos | FOX Sports
For everything that has gone wrong for Oakland this season, from a four-game losing streak to the defensive coordinator getting fired to the offense regressing, the Raiders somehow find themselves in contention in the mediocre AFC West.

Florida Gators swing for the fences and end up with safe hire in Dan Mullen - ESPN
Florida didn't land Chip Kelly or Scott Frost. Can new coach Dan Mullen, a familiar face who has done more with less at Mississippi State, return the Gators to the heights they aspire?

Texas A&M fires coach Kevin Sumlin after 6 winning seasons - USA Today
Texas A&M has fired football coach Kevin Sumlin after six winning seasons

Rams bounce back at home, snapping Saints' eight-game win streak – LA Times
The Rams gave up an early touchdown run, a late touchdown pass and did not force a turnover. But the defense got to Drew Brees and led the Rams to a 26-20 victory before an estimated crowd of 60,000.

Chiefs' offensive woes open Alex Smith-Patrick Mahomes debate - NFL.com
The Chiefs' grip on the AFC West continues to loosen as they've now dropped five of their last six games. Could Kansas City make a move to rookie QB Patrick Mahomes? Jeffri Chadiha explores a team whose season is careening off the rails.