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Wednesday Quickies: A Great Escape Edition

Kentucky escapes with a hard-fought win against Texas A&M and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

A wounded Kentucky team escaped with a win over Texas A&M at home last night. The Wildcats were down to eight players and they allowed Texas A&M to shoot 50 percent from the field. It’s really actually hard to explain how they won. Kevin Knox going 5-5 from the field while PJ Washington, Hamidou Diallo and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander all scored 16+ points is a good place to start. In the end, Kentucky was fortunate toget away with a one-point win over the Aggies to bounce-back from a loss to Tennessee.

Tweets of the day

*flashbacks to the Sweet 16*

Your quickies

Hamidou Diallo was less "Hollywood" tonight | Kentucky Sports Radio
John Calipari said he was proud of Hamidou Diallo for being less flashy and more fundamental in tonight's win over Texas A&M.

Calipari tells the media they "don't know s—t" | Kentucky Sports Radio
There's nothing John Calipari loves more than messing with the media, and tonight, he was in rare form, joking that they "don't know shit" about basketball.

Sydney McLaughlin makes watchlist for prestigious award | Kentucky Sports Radio
Congratulations to Sydney McLaughlin, who was named to the indoor preseason watch list for The Bowerman Award, collegiate track & field’s highest individual...

ESPN College GameDay to premiere from Rupp Arena Jan. 20 - Cats' Pause
ESPN College GameDay will make its season premiere from Rupp Arena for the Kentucky-Florida game Jan. 20.

Calipari on more toughness: 'How we think has to change if you want how you're playing to change.' - Cats' Pause
John Calipari on more toughness from Kentucky: 'How we think has to change if you want how you're playing to change.'

John Calipari said Jarred Vanderbilt can play physically, just not mentally ready to go in games - Cats' Pause
Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt is getting closer to making his debut.

Kentucky football: Safety Mike Edwards returning for senior season - SEC Country
Kentucky safety Mike Edwards is returning for his senior season rather than declaring for the NFL draft. Edwards announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter.

How Jarred Vanderbilt can help Cats upon return - SEC Country
Kentucky Question of the Day: How will Jarred Vanderbilt help the Wildcats when he returns from a foot injury? Now that he's practicing, we revisit some old (tantalizing) quotes.

Sean Hjelle, Tristan Pompey Named Preseason All-Americans | University of Kentucky | Official Athletic Site
Kentucky juniors Sean Hjelle and Tristan Pompey have been named preseason First-Team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game, respectively. The honor follows a 2017 season that saw each player burst onto the national scene with eye-opening performances.

Signing Gruden is a great move, despite giving him contract that ‘makes no sense’ | FOX Sports
Tony Gonzalez and Greg Jennings join Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock to discuss what Jon Gruden can bring to the Oakland Raiders.

How Alabama’s surprising savior made Nick Saban believe | New York Post
You’ve had at least a day to process what you never expected to see. You’ve had time to learn how to pronounce the last name.

LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball combine for 29 points in Lithuanian professional debut - ESPN
LiAngelo Ball scored 19 points and LaMelo Ball added 10 points and had several no-look assists in their first Lithuanian professional game for Prienai Vytautas.

Jacob Eason: Georgia QB will reportedly transfer to Washington |
The former five-star recruit is from Lake Stevens, Washington, about 30 miles from UW's campus.

WATCH: Ridley brothers share heartfelt jersey swap after title game – CollegeFootballTalk
Calvin and Riley turned the ATL into the City of Brotherly Love, at least for one night.

Patrick Ewing's Georgetown tops Chris Mullin's St. John's at MSG - USA Today
Patrick Ewing returned to Madison Square Garden and got the better of Chris Mullin and St. John's one more time, 69-66.

FSU DL Jalen Wilkerson leaving early to enter NFL draft | FOX Sports
Jalen Wilkerson had two years of eligibility remaining after completing his redshirt sophomore season. He started one game this season but played in all 13.