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Sunday Quickies: Cats vs Shockers and Buckeyes Edition

The men and women's hoops teams look to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16 with a win over the Shockers and Buckeyes, and more in today's headlines.

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Wichita State-Kentucky, Not Your Typical 10-2 Matchup | UK Wildcats News
"You're going to have an opponent that absolutely believes they can beat you," Kentucky head coach John Calipari said. "They're coming at you and they're not going to give you an inch. Do you want it any other way? We know how hard the game is going to be. This is a Sweet 16, Elite Eight game that we're playing. But that's OK."

Wichita State's Marshall uses clips of 2014 NCAA classic to prepare for UK, Calipari does not - 247
Why did Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall find it necessary to show this year’s team highlights from the 2014 NCAA game one day before a rematch Sunday?

Kentucky coach John Calipari has a favorite player: his son, Brad - SEC Country
"It’s just nice being around him," the elder Calipari said. "Like when we travel. It was my birthday down at Alabama and I was feeling awful. I was in a room by myself. I call him, say, ‘Hey, come on up here.’ Why? ‘Because I’m in a room by myself. Come on up.’ Dad, please don’t make me come up there!"

UK Basketball | Shockers on Cats: 'They’re a beatable team' - LCJ
With the swagger of a team on a 16-game win streak, Wichita State is looking forward to Sunday’s NCAA second-round game against Kentucky."We’re here for a reason," said sophomore Markis McDuffie, the Shockers’ leading scorer.

UK women: Epps doing everything she can to prolong Kentucky career | Lexington Herald-Leader
Senior point guard Makayla Epps is playing the best ball of her career trying to keep Kentucky alive in the NCAA   Tournament. The Cats face Ohio State on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum.

Bushamuka Picks up Top-Five Win in Singles, UK Falls to Mississippi - UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky men’s tennis team lost a tough match to Mississippi State on Saturday by a score of 4-3. Despite the loss, Will Bushamuka defeated Nuno Borges – the No. 4 ranked singles player in the country.

WATCH: The Kentucky Wildcat mascot stars in a national commercial | Kentucky Sports Radio
We've already seen Kentucky fans play a prominent role in Coca Cola's March Madness ad, and now, the Wildcat mascot is getting some screen time as well.

Wichita State relishes shot at ‘rematch, revenge’ with Kentucky | Lexington Herald-Leader
Shaquille Morris has never forgotten the feeling. Wichita State will have "Remember the Alamo"-type motivation going back to the 2014 contest.

Report: Phoenix Suns will sit Brandon Knight for rest of season -
Knight is averaging 11 points per game, but has not played at all since the All-Star break in mid-February. The move paves the way for Tyler Ulis to keep starting as Eric Bledsoe is also being shut down.

Kentucky Wildcats upset of Wichita State Shockers in 2014 NCAA Tournament - 247
Revisit Kentucky's upset of Wichita State in the 2014 NCAA Tournament with this Cats' Pause photo gallery

Derek Willis believes Cats will be better Sunday | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky senior Derek Willis says he believes the team will be better prepared for Sunday's matchup with Wichita State..

McDaniel Leads Day Two Charge at Schenkel Invitational | UK Wildcats News
Junior Tyler "Chip" McDaniel carded a 4-under, 68, to lead a day two charge from the Kentucky men’s golf team during the second round of play at the Schenkel Invitational. The Cats jumped into a tie for eighth with a final round of 18 slated for Sunday.

Northern Kentucky brings in toughness to tourney loss against UK | Lexington Herald-Leader
Northern Kentucky lost its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, 79-70, to Kentucky on Friday night, but the Norse put up a fight against the No. 2-seeded Wildcats.

By The Numbers: Kentucky's win over Northern Kentucky and matchup with Wichita State - 247
Sunday's Kentucky-Wichita State game will be just the third all-time meeting between two 30-win teams in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA's Lonzo Ball keeps poise in midst of distractions and high stakes - USA Today
Off-court distractions? High-stakes basketball? Whatever. Lonzo Ball keeps his poise. On Friday, he scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Grabbed four rebounds. Had three assists. Shook off a hard fall.

Google vows to clean up its act as brands rebel over controversial ad placements - Mashable
Big brands are unwittingly funding terrorism and hate speech, and it's Google's fault.

Super Mario Run coming to Android next week - Polygon
Nintendo finally dates Mario’s mobile game

LG G6 Review | Digital Trends
The LG G6 proves that big-screen phones can come in small packages. Is it the best Android phone you can buy?

How the University of Kentucky uses animals in research | Lexington Herald-Leader
UK researchers conduct experiments on beagles, monkeys and lots of mice, even as the national debate looks more closely at the ethics and efficacy of animal research.

New trailers: Pixar's next original, American Gods, and more - The Verge
A ton of new movie trailers have come out in recent weeks. Here's a look at which ones you need to watch.

Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dies At 90 - BuzzFeed News
The legendary musician was one of the early faces of American rock and roll. He died Saturday afternoon in Missouri, police said.

'A Giant for the Ages': Musicians and Fans Pay Tribute to Chuck Berry - NBC News
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was among those who paid tribute Saturday. Bruce Springsteen called Berry "rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived."