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Monday Quickies: Sweet 16 Edition

The Cats clinch a spot in the Sweet 16. The Bat Cats are red hot. UK Hoops falls and more in today's headlines!

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Adebayo rebounds, blocks UK into Sweet 16 -
"We’re maturing and we listen," Adebayo said. "We may be all freshmen, but it doesn’t matter. We’re maturing and we’re starting to get experience because we had experiences in the SEC. We had big games and we had to stay cool. We won together."

Kentucky Completes First Road Sweep Since 2008 | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky completed its first sweep of a ranked Southeastern Conference foe in five years with an 11-7 victory over Texas A&M in front of 4,472 fans at a sun-splashed Blue Bell Park on Sunday. It is the Wildcats’ first sweep of a true road series since knocking off Tennessee in 2008.

Bam’s Mom: "He didn’t shut him down, did he?!" | Kentucky Sports Radio
Wichita State's Darral Willis Jr. said he was going to put a stop to Bam Adebayo's streak of good games. That did not happen, and Mama Bam is happy about it!

Fourth-Seeded Kentucky Rallies, But Falls to Ohio State | UK Wildcats News
Fourth-seeded Kentucky rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to within one point of the lead, but the Wildcats could not overcome fifth-seeded Ohio State’s advantage, as the Buckeyes won 82-68 on Sunday.

UK target Kevin Knox has won the Mr. Basketball award for the state of Florida | Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox, one of the premier players in the nation, was named the Florida Dairy Farmers' Mr. Basketball on Saturday, an award given to the state’s top player regardless of classification. Brandon Knight was the last Wildcat to win it.

Family And Faith Inspire Jarred Vanderbilt On To Next Level - USA Basketball
Jarred Vanderbilt rests on the support of his faith, family and even a friendship with an NBA All-Star. He's also buddies with James Harden.

UK Gymnastics Finishes Fifth, Posts Best SEC Championship Score in Program History - UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky gymnastics team posted a 196.625, the highest in the first session of the SEC Championships, on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Michigan's magical March continues as Wolverines find redemption vs. Louisville -
The Cards had a 36-28 lead at halftime and stayed in front well into the second half, but John Beilein’s team didn’t fold. The Wolverines and their coach exacted some revenge in punching a Sweet 16 ticket.

The Best SEC Athlete of All Time: Championship - SEC Country
SEC Country selected the greatest athlete in each school's history. Now, in the spirit of March Madness, we've put together a 14-player bracket. For this matchup, it's Herschel Walker vs Bo Jackson.

Alford’s handling of the Pierre Pierce sexual assault case should make him unhireable at Indiana - The Crimson Quarry
For years, Alford’s shown little, if any, contrition about his handling of the situation at Iowa. That’s disqualifying for him to be the head coach at Indiana.

Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves are right on schedule - SB Nation
Expectations were high, but Minnesota knew how steep its learning curve would be. But at just 21 years old, Towns has the work habits of a 10-year vet.

Marcus Spears: Ezekiel Elliott has to "stop being dumb, man" | ProFootballTalk
Elliott isn't being called out only by former football players from the college he attended. He is now facing scrutiny from a former Cowboy. "The guy's just gotta stop being dumb, man," former Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears said recently on 103.

So, apparently Shaquille O'Neal is a flat-Earther, too - Yahoo
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving was the first NBA player to reveal his flat-Earth beliefs. Soon afterwards, Denver Nuggets wing Wilson Chandler and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green endorsed Irving’s flat-Earth theory.

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant working out, will join team on road trip -
Durant has not played since he suffered a left knee sprain and tibial bone bruise on Feb. 28 at Washington, but has been getting treatment and attending home games and is on the mend.

March Madness: Chris Holtmann's passion pushes Butler to Sweet 16 berth |
The recent national runner-up banners, famed Hinkle Fieldhouse, the shadow cast by the revered Brad Stevens, the burden of trying to win in the Big East, the school’s renown for mixing it up with the bluebloods. All suddenly on Holtmann’s watch.

SEC recruiting class rankings across major services: LSU on top - SEC Country
SEC recruiting is a 24/7/365 business. Here's an early look at how conference teams are doing with Class of 2018 prospects.

Mike Hopkins’ hiring at Washington is another reason why ‘coach-in-waiting’ is meaningless -
Losing the man pegged as the program’s next Boeheim will be a tough blow for Syracuse to swallow, but his departure followed a familiar script from another big money NCAA sport. Hopkins joins outspoken college football coaches James Franklin and Will Muschamp as proof naming someone "head coach in waiting" is a meaningless platitude.

Dolby Labs is using biosensors to learn how we’re reacting to movies and shows - The Verge
The myriad ways in which video and audio impact our brains and bodies have long been studied by academia. But at Dolby Laboratories, the company has been conducting its own internal research into how media can trigger reactions in human beings.

These Are The 5 Best Music Streaming Services Online | Digital Trends
It can be hard to decide which music streaming service is for you. We've picked our favorites, aiming to make your decision a little easier.

Gadget Earth: Botlings - The Verge
The playful and sometimes dangerous journey to gadgethood.

Toyota’s Legacy: Erlanger laboratory to be The Ignite Institute, world-class STEAM education center |
The new school, scheduled to be ready for students in fall 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year, will be called the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center.

Your Ice Cream Choices Will Reveal Your Dream Job - BuzzFeed
We all scream for ice cream!..

Tale as old as time: Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' debuts at $170 million - Mashable
In one weekend, it made as much as the animated original's entire theatrical run. Beauty's opening weekend success was evident early on when it logged a $64.1 million opening day. That was enough to give it the third best start of all time for a March movie.