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Friday Quickies: 999 Edition

Kentucky looks to make it 1,000 straight games with a made three, and more in today’s headlines.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky is nearing historic territory.

They will enter the game against Alabama with 999 straight games with a made three-pointer. If they hit one against Alabama, it’ll make 1,000 straight games. That dates all the way back to 1988, a time when Ronald Reagan was still in office. The only other team that’s been able to hit a three in every game since then is the UNLV Rebels.

Even when Kentucky’s struggling, they’re still doing big things.

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I know this isn’t Kentucky-related, but this story just keeps getting more entertaining.

Your quickies

Kentucky has made a three in 999 straight games - Herald-Leader
The streak started in 1988. If the ‘Cats can make one three-pointer next time out, they’ll have hit a three in 1,000 straight games.

A breakdown of Kentucky vs. Alabama - CBS Sports
Alabama can’t be taken lightly after upsetting South Carolina, especially with Kentucky struggling right now.

Kentucky women gut out 66-56 win at Georgia | Lexington Herald-Leader
Behind back-to-back buckets from Epps early in the fourth quarter, UK was able to grab its largest lead of the game, 57-47. A three-pointer by Morris in the final minute helped give UK some breathing room and extend the lead to double digits again.

Post-national signing day SEC power rankings - SEC Country
The Wildcats are climbing the ladder. No longer are they expected to be a cellar-dweller in the SEC.

The time to make fixes is running out - Courier-Journal
Calipari is threatening to make changes if his players don’t do what he wants, but the changes won’t actually be made. Malik Monk is way too good to get benched for not grabbing boards. Sure, his rebounding is bad, but he’s the team’s best scorer. Fletcher Page addresses a few other player trends as well.

No. 10 Kentucky Hosts No. 6 Alabama on Friday | UK Wildcats News
The No. 10 Kentucky gymnastics team will return to Memorial Coliseum on Friday at 7 p.m. to face the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Listening to KAT on Calipari’s podcast will make you miss him - KSR
Personally, I’ve missed Karl-Anthony Towns every time the ball has gone inside since he left. But Towns makes some great points about what it takes to be great. And a lot of the players on his Kentucky team knew what it was like to lose the year before, and that’s why they won as much as they did.

What’s the best rivalry in college basketball? - ESPN
ESPN is hosting a poll asking which rivalry is the best in college basketball. Duke/North Carolina and Kentucky/Louisville are fighting it out for for first place.

Charles Oakley issues apology to fans for MSG incident - FOX Sports
Oakley apologized for the disturbance that he was the subject of during Wednesday’s New York Knicks game.

Carson Palmer will return in 2017 - NFL
The Arizona Cardinals have avoided disaster twice now this offseason. First, when Larry Fitzgerald decided to return, and now a second time when Palmer decided he will return as well. While the Cardinals missed the playoffs last year, they still have a roster that is capable of success.

Cavs giving former No. 2 pick Derrick Williams a 10-day tryout - CBS
Williams was once drafted just one spot after Kyrie Irving. The two have had very different career paths, as Williams has been a bust, but those paths will cross for at least the next 10 days.

Steve Sarkisian speaks on his battle with alcoholism - Washington Post
Sarkisian said his alcoholism is something he battles every day. After Kyle Shanahan’s departure, he’s the Atlanta Falcons’ new offensive coordinator.

Edelman shares the halftime speech that ignited the Pats’ comeback - Mercury News
The speech is very, very cliche.

Celebrity megaphone fails to lure regular users to Twitter - ABC News
Twitter is used by tons of celebrities, and it allows people to have discussion on all topics with people all over the world. Yet the app/site still isn’t succeeding.