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Friday Quickies: Cats and Dawgs Edition

Kentucky gets ready to take on Georgia in the SEC Tournament and more in today’s quickies.

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The Kentucky Wildcats found out who their first opponent of the SEC Tournament would be yesterday when the Georgia Bulldogs pulled out a narrow 59-57 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Wildcats and the Bulldogs will meet today at 1 p.m. ET, with Kentucky coming off a double-bye as the tourney’s No. 1 seed. This is the third time Kentucky and Georgia will meet. UK has pulled out narrow victories in both of the first two games, and it’s hard to beat any team three times in one season. However, this is still one that the Cats are favored heavily in.

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Your quickies

Derek Willis crafts open letter to Big Blue Nation - SEC Country
Willis continues to be a simply outstanding kid. He’ll be crucial to this year’s postseason run, and he’ll be missed.

Jerry Tipton, JJ Frazier have amusing exchange - KSR
Frazier has been huge for Georgia, and played a key role in the Bulldogs’ upset efforts against Kentucky. Tipton asked him how he always ends up with the ball late, and his answer was rather frank.

UK’s next challenge: a guard drawing comparisons to Herschel Walker - Herald-Leader
Speaking of JJ Frazier, a media row member compared him to Walker because he comes through when Georgia needs him. He scored eight of Georgia’s final 12 points, carrying them to the win and now forcing UK to give him attention again.

Kobie Walker transferring from UK - Gridiron Now
Walekr is the third linebacker to transfer this offseason. Not good for this front seven that needed improvement.

Calipari hates SEC Tournaments, but this one’s going to be good for UK - WDRB
John Calipari hates conference tourneys, but this year the SEC Tournament will do a lot of good for his team. They’ll gain experience, they’ll play in a “win or go home” environment, and they’ll potentially give themselves a shot at a No. 1 seed.

Kentucky baseball tops Miami of Ohio - UK Athletics
The Bat Cats have now won seven straight home games to open the year, and they’re now 9-6 on the season.

Kansas and Baylor both get upset in Big 12 Tournament - LA Times
TCU shocked the nation and beat Kansas, which could help Kentucky get a No. 1 seed, and Kansas State shocked Baylor. Both of those programs have been No. 1 at some point this season.

Duke tops Louisville, sets up rematch with UNC - News & Observer
After going scoreless for the first time in two years, Grayson Allen delivered an 18-point performance to help power Duke past the Cards.

Texans trade Brock Osweiler to Browns - Chron
This trade clears up cap space for the Houston Texans, and gives the Browns Osweiler and a second round draft pick. The Browns are reportedly still going to go after Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Bears move on from Jay Cutler - FOX Sports
Cutler’s eight seasons in Chicago featured a lot of adversity and only one postseason appearance.

Though it’s not officially over yet, Romo bids farewell to Dallas - NBC Sports
Tony Romo said his goodbyes to Dallas yesterday, but he still hasn’t been released, as the Dallas Cowboys told him he would be.

Bucs land DeSean Jackson in free agency - FOX Sports
Jackson will be a great deep threat for Jameis Winston, being one of the best in his era in yards-per-catch.

Staples and Office Depot are struggling due to online shopping - The Street
Technology is changing everything about the economy, and it’s no surprise that companies who produce office supplies are taking the hit just as hard as other retail stores.