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Thursday Quickies: Upset City Edition

All kinds of upsets go down in college basketball and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Boise State at Southern Methodist Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a list of top 25 teams who lost to an unranked opponent yesterday.

No. 16 Arizona State fell to Stanford, No. 7 Wichita State fell to SMU, No. 8 Texas Tech fell to Texas, No. 17 Auburn fell to Alabama, No. 19 Seton Hall fell to Creighton and No. 21 Tennessee fell to Missouri.

I can’t remember the last time there was so much parity in college basketball. Simply put, everyone sucks.

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Stats show UK markedly better defensively with Jarred Vanderbilt - Cats' Pause
It was a small sample size, but stats show Kentucky was markedly better defensively with freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt on the floor. - Anatomy of a meltdown: How the wheels came off in Columbia
Here's a closer look at what went wrong over the last 11 minutes of the second half.

Jarred Vanderbilt plus Quade Green equals R-E-L-A-X for Cats fans - SEC Country
KENTUCKY INSIDER: We've already covered the gruesome details of Kentucky's collapse at South Carolina. But the good signs? Jarred Vanderbilt finally playing and Quade Green coming back soon.

Six Times Jarred Vanderbilt Got Us Really Excited About Jarred Vanderbilt | Kentucky Sports Radio
If inexperienced Jarred Vanderbilt can do all of this, we can't wait to see what late-March Jarred Vanderbilt can do.

No. 29 Running Back will Visit Kentucky this Weekend | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kavosiey Smoke is coming to town.

BBNBA: Booker and Davis both drop 40 | Kentucky Sports Radio
This is Anthony Davis' and Devin Booker's world, we are just living in it.

Kentucky will open next season against Duke. Here’s how it happened. | Lexington Herald Leader
The Champions Classic grabbed hold of a new NCAA ruling Wednesday to move its event to the front of the college basketball line.

Can we move on from the Louisville and Kenny Payne talk? | Jeff Greer
Can we move on from the Kenny Payne-to-Louisville chatter?

Kentucky basketball's potential difficult to forecast | Courier-Journal
We've seen Kentucky lose two SEC games, both on the road: one featuring a fade after a Tennessee punch in the mouth and the other a meltdown due to, well, whatever you want to call this South Carolina weirdness.

Injuries: Tom Brady (right hand) limited at practice -
The Patriots have no plans to activate wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell ahead of Sunday's AFC title game against the Jaguars. Here are other injuries we're tracking before the conference title games.

NBA suspends Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green of Houston Rockets 2 games - ESPN
The NBA is suspending Houston's Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green two games for aggressively entering the Clippers' locker room Monday night. Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will not face discipline or fines for their roles.

How Paul Pierce's Celtics jersey retirement turned into a big, ugly mess -
Pierce is set to have his jersey retired on Feb. 11, but there's been a lot of controversy surrounding it

An alligator and python battling on a Florida golf course made for some amazing photos | For The Win
Want to guess who won this one?

Mekhi Brown, Alabama linebacker who transferred to TSU, says Nick Saban wanted him to stay - The Tennessean
Mekhi Brown had to be restrained when he tried to attack an Alabama staff member during the national championship game.

Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs out indefinitely with quad injury - ESPN
Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely as he rehabs a quad injury that cost him the first 27 games of the season.

Steelers part with offensive coordinator Todd Haley - USA Today
Pittsburgh assistant had been with team past six seasons.