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Saturday Quickies: Cats vs Dawgs Round 2 Edition

Round 2 of Kentucky vs Georgia and more in today's quickies!

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Fox Resurgent Entering UGA Rematch | UK Wildcats News
While his teammates were scratching and clawing to claim an overtime victory against Georgia on Jan. 31, De’Aaron Fox was stuck in bed. The freshman point guard has been back in the lineup the last four games, but he’s only just emerging from the fog brought on by that illness and an ankle injury that preceded it.

Calipari looking for more consistency out of the four -
“We have good games and bad games,” freshman forward Wenyen Gabriel said of he and teammate Derek Willis’ play at the four. “We’re just trying to figure out how to be more consistent. That’s one of the main things we’ve been working on.”

Kentucky Basketball vs. Georgia preview, time, TV info - 247
After Kentucky prevailed over Georgia in an overtime thriller on Jan. 31, the Cats and Dawgs are set for a rematch in Athens.

Georgia gets Ulis-like contributions from its diminutive point guard | Lexington Herald-Leader
Frazier won’t match Ulis’ historic accomplishments of last season, but he does have reasonably similar numbers and impact: He’s averaging 16.6 points (Ulis averaged 17.3). He has 52 steals (Ulis had 51). Ulis had a much better assist-to-turnover ratio: 7.0-to-1.9 compared to 4.3-to-2.5 for Frazier. He also leads the SEC with an average of 34.3 minutes per game (36.7 in league games). Ulis averaged 36.8 minutes overall, 37.3 in SEC games.

Podcast: Why NBA scouts and prospects are drawn to John Calipari - SEC Country
ESPN draft guru Chad Ford explains why both NBA scouts and teenagers dreaming of the NBA are drawn to Kentucky coach John Calipari.

Previewing road trips to Georgia, Missouri -
Just how far have the Wildcats come in three games of the reboot? Metz Camfield and Brent Carney also talk about the postseason fast approaching and the success of the young NBA Cats.

Facing tough road encounter at Georgia, Calipari not convinced Cats have fully regained swagger |
"It’s going to take us time to get out of that," Calipari said. "It’s as much of mindsets, habits and all of those kinds of things. Competitiveness. Like, the second unit went right at the first unit (Thursday) and won. They won two or three different times and the white (team) had to run. That’s what you want. You want them to compete in practice because that’s what they’re going to have to do in the game."

UK plans $4 million upgrade to men's basketball locker room | Lexington Herald-Leader
The University of Kentucky plans to spend about $4 million to upgrade the men’s basketball program’s practice locker room at the Joe Craft Center, according to a proposal approved by the UK Board of Trustees athletics committee early Friday. It’s expected to be approved by the full board Friday afternoon.

Colin Cowherd saying UK players have underwhelmed in the NBA is one of the dumbest things you’ll ever hear in your entire life | Kentucky Sports Radio
You’ll have to hear it to believe it.

Eight Wildcats among ESPN's top 50 under 25 - 247
In its countdown of the top 50 NBA players under the age of 25, ESPN included eight former Wildcats among its top 35.

UK QB commitment Jarren Williams talks Stoops, Tennessee, visits | Lexington Herald-Leader
Jarren Williams -- Kentucky’s only football commitment for the class of 2018 -- recently visited Lexington for the program’s junior day event and will return to town later this spring to observe UK practice. He’s also visiting Tennessee this weekend, but the talented recruit from Georgia says he’s still firmly committed to the Cats.

Veteran Hall of Fame coach Lin Dunn thinks UK women’s basketball is on the right track |
Dunn had been working with Mitchell and his program in a consulting role last season when six players and three coaches. When Mitchell asked Dunn to join his staff, she didn’t hesitate to join a program surrounded by turmoil and speculation.

Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge - ESPN
Former NFL running back Trent Richardson was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Alabama.

Best of the best from NBA All-Star 2017 Media Day -
Devin Booker submits an early audition tape for the 2018 Three-Point Contest.

Free agency fits: Eric Berry to Titans? Alshon Jeffery to Rams? -
Could Alshon Jeffery hit Hollywood? Might Eric Berry relocate to a different AFC defense? Will Martellus Bennett be catching passes from Andrew Luck? Elliot Harrison has potential fits for top free agents.

‘The Great Wall’ Review: Great Beauty, Weak Foundation | Digital Trends
Matt Damon can't save The Great Wall from underachieving with a beautiful movie that's all style and no substance.

This flower-like solar panel follows the sun, produces more energy than rooftop systems - Mashable
It wakes up at dawn and folds up at night – just like a flower.