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Monday Quickies: DanceBlue Edition

Kentucky raises over $1.85 million for Cancer research and more in today’s quickies.

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The University of Kentucky’s annual 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research, titled DanceBlue, brought in a whopping $1,785,286.96 over the weekend.

The event was held at Memorial Coliseum from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 8 p.m. on Sunday, and it featured a great finale when the total was revealed.

That’s a huge sum that will go towards a worthy cause.

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Your quickies

UK baseball: Justin Lewis shines, defense falters in 4-3 loss to Delaware - Scout
Kentucky was up 3-0 before Delaware scored four unanswered runs in order to claim a one-run victory on Sunday.

Kentucky CB Lonnie Johnson finds life in Lexington - SEC Country
Johnson comes from a city that’s crumbling to pieces. There’s a lot of motivation and inspiration in the story of where he comes from, and what he went through to get to Lexington.

UK women fall to South Carolina, who win fourth straight SEC title - Herald-Leader
After an upset over Mississippi State, Kentucky was hoping to pull off another huge win against the Gamecocks. It wasn’t to be though, as South Carolina secured their fourth straight SEC regular season championship.

KAT has career night with 37 points and 22 rebounds - KSR
Karl-Anthony Towns dropped 37 on 66% shooting, grabbed 22 rebounds, had three assists and even swiped one steal and one block. He continues to be one of the youngest and best big men in the NBA.

Kentucky softball wins fifth straight game - SEC Sports
The softball team has been red-hot, as they finished this weekend with five consecutive wins.

A look at bromance between Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker - Bleacher Report
These two have a closer relationship than the vast majority of NBA duos, and it’s something that started at Kentucky and carried on to Phoenix.

Cousins picks up his 18th technical - NBA
It looks like DeMarcus Cousins is going to get another one-game suspension. He picked up a technical 32 seconds into a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 - ESPN
Busch led for just one lap. His late-race pass secured his first career Dayton 500 victory.

Andrew Bogut is looking to go to the Cavs. Here’s how he could help them - CBS
Assuming that the Finals ends up being Cavs/Warriors again (as it probably will be), the former Warrior Bogut could be a huge help to the Cavs, who he is trying to join once he leaves the Philadelphia 76ers.

Watch Nate Robinson clown a big man in the D-League - CSN Philly
Robinson, who’s working on an NBA comeback down in the D-League right now, decided to use his size (or lack thereof) to his advantage by dribbling his entire body between an opponent’s legs.

Gronk gets a share of Daytona 500 spotlight - Boston Globe
Rob Gronkwoski was up to his usual antics at the Daytona 500, and got some of the spotlight after Busch’s win.

Ravens’ safety Matt Elam arrested - Yahoo
Elam was stopped in Miami, and charged with reckless driving and possession.

Rickie Fowler wins Honda Classic - USA Today
Fowler managed to hold onto a final-round lead thanks to three outstanding putts.

Oscars: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture in a weird ending - USA Today
The ending was very Steve Harvey-esque.