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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Regular Season Finale Edition

The Wildcats are taking on the Aggies, Cal wants the team to play with more energy, Boom has himself a day at the draft combine, Pitino is up for an award, and more!

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As strange as it may seem. the regular season ends today for the Kentucky Wildcats. They are going to face a struggling Texas A&M Aggies team on the road at noon today with a chance to clinch the SEC regular season title and extend their current winning streak

De'Aaron Fox will definitely be a go and he's as close to 100% as he has been in weeks.

John Calipari and his coaching staff have been harping on the players about starting faster and not having to fight back to get a lead. Let's see if the message sticks.

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Working to Play ‘Desperate’ Basketball for 40 Minutes | UK Wildcats News. -Kentucky head coach John Calipari was looking for more fight from his team, and he’s gotten it lately. Now he’s looking for more desperation.

Keys to victory vs. A&M | My buddy Ken Howlett lays it all out for us. Some of his keys are establishing an inside presence and getting physical with the Aggies. Which leads us to our next headline...

Kentucky faces ‘bigs’ problem at Texas A&M | Lexington Herald-Leader
Texas A&M could be a case study in the importance of guard play. In Tyler Davis and Robert Williams, the Aggies have the kind of "bigs" that can stand up to any opponent, including Kentucky on Saturday. But guard play has been a problem for A&M.

No. 20 Kentucky Faces No. 5 South Carolina in SEC Semifinals | UK Wildcats News
After defeating Alabama to advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, the No. 20 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will face top-seed No. 5 South Carolina today.

UK’s Boom Williams, WKU’s Forrest Lamp impress at NFL combine | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky running back Boom Williams and Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp turned in solid performances at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday. UK offensive lineman Jon Toth’s numbers weren’t as impressive, but he and Williams will get another NFL audition at Kentucky’s Pro Day next Wednesday.

Hjelle Bounces Back with Impressive Start to Lead Cats | UK Wildcats News
Sean Hjelle provided the best outing of his young career as Kentucky defeated No. 23 UC Santa Barbara 2-1 to claim the first of a three-game series at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Rick Pitino is a semifinalist for national coach of the year | Rivals- First off: BARF. But in all seriousness, I really thought this UofL team would struggle. Outside of Donovan Mitchell, that team doesn't have elite talent and that bench is poor. But Pitino has maximized the talent of his team and has them in contention for a two seed when they honestly have no business being in that position.

College coaches have noticed central Kentucky basketball recruits | Lexington Herald-Leader
Scott County’s Michael Moreno and Lexington Christian’s Kyle Rode are two of the best high school baseball players in the state of Kentucky, and they’re both already ranked nationally by Both class of 2019 players have taken recruiting visits to UK this season. Madison Central sophomore Isaiah Cozart picked up a scholarship offer from EKU on Thursday

Cleveland Cavaliers make NBA record 25 threes- Kyire Irving had 43 points and LeBron James had 38. But they barely held off the Atlanta Hawks 124-123. With offense like that, one would think a team would win by more than just one point.

NCAA Official says tournament not manipulated | After Cincinnati coach Mick Cronn accused the NCAA selection committee of setting up games to drive ticket sales, the NCAA fires back.

NCAA tourney bubble watch | Georgia, Arkansas, and Michigan State are all still fighting for the tournament lives. They all play this weekend as the regular season comes to an end. The more UK opponents that make it to the Big Dance, the better.

Snapchat's $24 Billion Valuation Sets A High Bar For Its Future - BuzzFeed News
The loss-making social media app will spend years living up to investor expectations for rapid growth in revenue and users.

Mossberg: The PC is being redefined - The Verge
This massive redefinition is real, and that there are signs of optimism for even the lagging tablet part of it.

Giant spider crabs ripping apart a squid has all the makings of a horror movie - Mashable
Giant spider crabs rip a squid to shreds during their migration. Yikes!

Star Wars: Rogue One's best character was rendered in real time, a cinema first - Polygon
A breakthrough moment for film, according to Epic.

Hudway Glass Automotive Heads Up Display Review | Digital Trends
The degree of clarity and usefulness of the system depended greatly on the individual mobile applications included with the system.

Lafayette vs. Scott County 11th Region girls basketball recap March 3, 2017 | Lexington Herald-Leader
Lafayette used pulverizing runs in the second and third quarters to take control of what started as a back-and-forth contest to upset No. 14 Scott County, 78-70, in the semifinals of the girls’ 11th Region tournament Friday night at McBrayer Arena.