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Kentucky takes on BYU in the Sweet 16 and more in today’s quickies.

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Good morning, Kentucky volleyball plays in the Round of 16 this evening against BYU. BYU is 30-2 on the year. The game will be on ESPNU at noon ET.

Kentucky volleyball is coming off a win over Western Kentucky in which they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win three straight sets.

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