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Sunday Quickies: Bam The Beast Edition

Bam has been dominant, Kentucky football gets a big commit and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a great couple of games for Kentucky center Bam Adebayo, who has been a big reason for the Wildcats’ last couple wins.

In Kentucky’s win over Missouri, Adebayo dropped 22 points and grabbed 15 boards, a career-high. He followed that up with 18 and 15 against Florida yesterday, making for the best two-game stretch he’s had at Kentucky.

If his dominance continues, Kentucky will have a force on the boards, as well as a force to feed in the paint on offense. We’ve rarely seen Bam, Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox all play well in the same game this season.

If Bam can keep playing like this and Fox return and be close to 100 percent, this is a really dangerous team entering March.

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The message was rebound or run, and Adebayo picked rebound - SEC Country
Calipari demanded more of Adebayo on the glass, and over the last couple games he has delivered.

Bat Cats Explode For 19, Down ODU
Kentucky has now reeled off consecutive wins for the first time this season thanks to the bats finally coming alive.

Bam Adebayo’s weight down, numbers up - Cats Pause
Adebayo showed up to college actually having gained weight, thinking he needed to be bigger. He’s lost about 10 lbs, and he’s producing better than ever right now.

Monk erupts, Kentucky beats Florida - NCAA
It wasn’t just about Adebayo; Malik Monk exploded for 30 second half points to help Kentucky get past the Gators.

Alex Reigelsperger commits to Kentucky - 247 Sports
Reigelsperger, an ESPN top 300 defensive end in the class of 2018, verbally committed to Kentucky on the KSR pregame show yesterday.

Leftovers from a big day for BBN - KSR
Kentucky beat the Gators, Malik Monk and Adebayo had great games, the football team got a huge commit. It was a good day for Kentucky. But a lot more happened. Here’s what you missed.

Monk & Adebayo position Kentucky for another SEC crown - ESPN
Today’s win was huge for the SEC regular season battle. The title is within UK’s reach now.

BYU upsets Gonzaga - LA Times
Gonzaga’s legitimacy took a huge hit last night with their first loss to BYU.

No. 5 UCLA making real case for No. 1 seed - CBS Sports
UCLA topped No. 4 Arizona last night, in Arizona. The 77-72 win makes UCLA a legitimate No. 1 seed contender.

Celtics point guard is an MVP trash talker - Sporting News
We got a little more information on what was said between Thomas and DeMarre Carroll after Carroll committed a flagrant foul by shoving Thomas to the ground on a fast break. Nothing wrong with a little trash talk, right?

Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder retains title - ESPN
Wilder unleashed a right-left combo in the fifth round that ended Gerald Washington’s attempt at unseating the world champion.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested - FOX Sports
Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas for public intoxication and resisting arrest. Mayfield will be a senior this coming season.

Floyd Mayweather tells Conor McGregor he wants this fight to happen - FOX Sports
C’mon guys. Sign the contract, put the gloves on and get in the ring, or stop talking.

Washington’s Kelsey Plum sets Division 1 women’s scoring record - ESPN
Plum scored 57 points to launch her past Jackie Stiles for the most points ever scored by a division 1 women’s basketball player.

Blackberry is releasing another smartphone - Computer World
Yup, that brand of smartphone still exists. And they’re shipping out their next phone with a physical keyboard, despite everyone using touchscreens now.