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Monday Wildcat Quickies: SEC Champs Edition

The Cats celebrate their SEC title, reactions to Selection Sunday and more in today's headlines.

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Kentucky tabbed No. 2 seed in South Region of NCAA Tournament -
UK is 44-10 in tournament openers and has won 23 of its last 24 first round tournament games. UK owns a 121-49 record all-time in NCAA action, with its .711 winning percentage the fourth-best in NCAA history.

No. 15 seed NKU ready to ‘show what we’ve got out there’ against Kentucky | Lexington Herald-Leader
Northern Kentucky University completed the strenuous climb from Division II to Division I and became eligible to play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2016-17.

Hawkins and Willis Selection Sunday Reaction - UK Wildcats News
The two seniors talk about UK's draw in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Cats focusing on next step, not tough draw -
Riding an 11-game winning streak and having won a third consecutive SEC Tournament, the Cats moved up from the No. 3 seed they received when the Selection Committee released its top 16 on Feb. 11.

The fact that Kentucky may have to play Wichita State in the 2nd round is absurd | Kentucky Sports Radio
We knew the Selection Committee would probably pit Kentucky against Northern Kentucky in the opening round, but no one saw this coming.

No. 1 Patrick School tops No. 10 Hudson Catholic for Non-Public B title, first since 2009 -
Nick Richards chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks in playoff win Saturday. The last time Patrick School won a state title, it was still called St. Patrick's, when Kevin Boyle was coaching Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Derrick Gordon.

UK Rifle Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky rifle team placed fourth in its 17th consecutive NCAA Championships appearance, which concluded on Saturday at Ohio State’s French Field House.

Analysts: UK player’s draft status not enhanced by Final Four run | Lexington Herald-Leader
Selection Sunday tips off March Madness, but might it also begin the chance for players to improve their NBA Draft stock? John Calipari said an NCAA Tournament run could have enhanced how the NBA judged Skal Labissiere and Tyler Ulis. NBA Draft analysts think not.

New Lakers GM indicates Kobe could have a place in the organization - Yahoo
The Lakers are currently in the midst of significant front office upheaval, but in many ways their recent decisions smack of continuity and returning to the franchise’s core identity.

Steve Kerr not offended by Andre Iguodala's racial remarks - ESPN
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was not offended by Andre Iguodala's racially insensitive remarks, telling reporters Saturday that Iguodala likes to "stir the pot" with such comments.

Detroit Lions sign guard T.J. Lang to three-year deal -
Guard T.J. Lang is the latest offensive lineman to depart Green Bay. Lang's agent announced Lang signed a three-year deal with the divisional rival Detroit Lions on Sunday.

'I want to be bigger than Ronda Rousey', she was not an inspiration says rising MMA star Mackenzie Dern - Yahoo
Mackenzie Dern is being touted as the latest rising star in MMA. But Dern did not even consider Rousey an inspiration as she made her transition from the mat to the octagon and believes she can be bigger than the former bantamweight champion.

Langford’s 44 not enough for New Albany in regional final | | USA Today Sports
Despite a season-high 44 points from five-star guard Romeo Langford, defending Class 4A state champion New Albany was denied a return trip to semi-state Saturday evening.

NFL free-agency lessons so far: Anybody need a running back? - ESPN
What we've learned is Adrian Peterson is one of many big-name RBs still on the market, top O-linemen have gotten paid and the Pats are going all-in.

David Johnson training 'full throttle' after knee rehab -
If the season started today, David Johnson would be more than just "good to go." The Cardinals back said Saturday he is "back training, full throttle."

7 Disney Movie Plots That Were Almost Completely Different - BuzzFeed
Elsa was almost an unsympathetic, sisterless villain voiced by Megan Mullally!..

Daylight Saving Time is hot garbage - The Verge
This story was originally published on March 12, 2016. It has been updated to include video but has not otherwise been edited as Daylight Saving Time remains trash.

Waterproof Phones Will Soon be the Standard | Digital Trends
Virtually all flagship phones boast water protection nowadays. We spoke to P2i about when we can expect every phone to be water resistant.

35 invaluable lessons Disney princesses taught us - Mashable
No matter how old you get, something can always be learned from these eight simplistically animated, beautifully awesome women.

New Wonder Woman trailer explores her origin story - Polygon
Wonder Woman is the third move in the DC Extended Universe, following Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in 2013 and last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Here's the Best Kickstarter and Indiegogo Projects of the Week | Digital Trends
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

How Well Do You Know Hit 2016-2017 Songs - BuzzFeed
Are you a modern-day music genius?

Alien: Covenant changes everything we know about cinema’s most terrifying monster - The Verge
The sci-fi horror film genre has been mostly duds in recent years, but the newest Alien is hoping to rekindle the magic and horror it brought to theaters decades ago.