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Kentucky manages to get past NKU, and more in today's headlines!

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Kentucky struggled to put the NKU Norse away last night/this morning, but the Wildcats managed to hold on to a nine-point win in order to advance to the Round of 32. The Wichita State Shockers are up next in a rematch of their epic 2014 battle.

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Freshmen lead Kentucky over NKU - ESPN
It was close, but the Cats were led by De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo to get past NKU.

Fourth-Seeded Kentucky Holds Off Belmont, 73-70 | UK Wildcats News
Makayla Epps scored 30 points and Evelyn Akhator added 22 points and 10 rebounds as fourth-seeded Kentucky held off a determined Belmont squad 73-70 on Friday.

Humphries unsure of what's next, will weigh options after season - SEC Country
Isaac Humphries' future at Kentucky isn't firm based on what the sophomore center said before the NCAA Tournament. Humphries said he’s staying positive and accepting his minutes as they come, but he’s ready to weigh his options once Kentucky’s tournament run is over.

Two future Cats selected for inaugural Iverson Roundball Classic - 247
A pair of future Wildcats have been selected to play in the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic in April. The weekend also includes dunk and three-point contests, as well as an awards banquet to honor the first-ever Allen Iverson National High School Player of the Year.

No. 12 Kentucky Begins Postseason at SEC Championship on Saturday | UK Wildcats News
The No. 12 Kentucky gymnastics team will compete in the SEC Championship on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida at 2 p.m. The meet will air live on ESPNU, and UK will face off directly against Missouri, Auburn and Arkansas.

Speedster Raveion Hargrove Taking His Time With His Recruitment - Scout
One of the fastest players in Ohio is Trotwood-Madison running back Raveion Hargrove, and he has put up video game numbers the past few years. He also wants to take a visit to Kentucky.

LSU game snapped Kentucky out of midseason identity crisis - 247
It took a 92-85 win over LSU in early February to snap Kentucky out of its midseason identity crisis.

No. 14 Wildcats Set to Host No. 10 Vanderbilt on Saturday | UK Wildcats News
The No. 14 Kentucky women’s tennis team will take on its first top-10 Southeastern Conference foe when it plays host to 10th-ranked Vanderbilt inside the Boone Tennis Center on Saturday. First serve is set for 4 p.m. ET.

The Best SEC Athlete of All Time: Round 2 - SEC Country
SEC Country selected the greatest athlete in each school's history. Now, in the spirit of March Madness, they put together a 14-player bracket, which includes Wah Wah Jones.

Bam Adebayo proving value heading into NCAA Tournament - 247
As Kentucky has started to peak during an 11-game winning streak, so has the play freshman big man Bam Adebayo. That's not a coincidence.

Matthew Fisher-Davis of Vanderbilt Commodores on foul -- 'Dumb mistake' - ESPN
Vanderbilt's Matthew Fisher-Davis took the blame for inexplicably fouling Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh with 15 seconds left, saying he thought the Commodores were trailing by 1, not leading.

Raiders interested in possibly signing Marshawn Lynch -
The Oakland Raiders are interested in the possibility of signing retired running back Marshawn Lynch, but they would have to acquire his rights from the Seattle Seahawks first.

Lakers pulling most obvious tank job in the NBA to save a draft pick they gave away in a disastrous trade - Yahoo
The Lakers are still paying the price for the Steve Nash trade. In 2012, the Lakers traded the Phoenix Suns four draft picks in exchange for Nash. The last of those picks was a first-round pick, top-five protected in 2015, top-three-protected in 2016 and 2017, and unprotected in 2018.

Taking stock of smallest, biggest performance-based bonuses from 2016 season - ESPN
Hey, extra cash is extra cash. Here's a breakdown of the league's performance-based payouts to various players, ranging from a dinner at Applebee's to enough for a down payment on a new home.

Tell Us What You Need, And We'll Tell You What TV Shows To Binge On Netflix - BuzzFeed
Feeling sad? There's a TV show to fix that...

How the producers of Iron Man think we’ll finally get a good video game movie - Polygon
Hunting for video games’ Iron Man Moment.

In 2010, The Social Network was searing — now it looks quaint - The Verge
When David Fincher’s Oscar-winning movie The Social Network hit screens in 2010, Facebook had 500 million users and a valuation of $25 billion. As of the end of last year, the company’s own statistics claim it has 1.86 billion active users. It’s valued at around $400 billion.

22 Photos That Prove US And UK Schools Are Worlds Apart - BuzzFeed
Yearbook quotes in the US: "I will succeed". Yearbook quotes in the UK: "I pooed myself in P.E."

Text Messages Could Be Used To Control Smart Appliances Of The Future | Digital Trends
Could SMS text messages, rather than voice, be the main way we interact with smart appliances in the future?