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Quickies: (Potentially) A Big Day Edition

Kentucky takes on Florida as Zion makes his decision.

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Today is a potentially huge day for Kentucky basketball. The Wildcats are hosting College Gameday prior to their matchup with SEC foe Florida, and Zion Williamson makes his decision at exactly the same time as UK’s tipoff. Kentucky has a chance (but an unlikely chance) to get two major wins on the day.

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Devin Booker and Jamal Murray went for 30 points against each other last night.

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Could Bam Adebayo end up being the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft? | Kentucky Sports Radio
Could Bam Adebayo end up being the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft?

Jay Bilas: “Kentucky is the mecca of college basketball.” | Kentucky Sports Radio
College GameDay visits Kentucky more often than any school in the nation. Why? Because "Kentucky is the mecca of college basketball."

Want Coach Cal’s Shoe? Be ready to fork over $40,000 | Kentucky Sports Radio
This past summer megastar and Kentucky basketball fan, Drake, released two pairs of limited edition Air Jordan 8's dubbed "the Calipari pack" as a tribute to...

Ohio analyst Bill Greene weighs in on UK's chances with four stars Xavier Peters, Chris Oats - Cats' Pause
Bill Greene gives The Cats' Pause the latest on Ohio linebackers Xavier Peters and Chris Oats. - With long-awaited UK debut in the books, what's next for Jarred Vanderbilt?
In something of a rare occurrence for Big Blue Nation, there could be more optimism surrounding the No. 18 Wildcats now than before they played the Gamecocks.

‘We’ve got to get our mentality right.’ Basketball is supposed to be fun, Calipari says. | Lexington Herald Leader
More fun will equal more victories, John Calipari said. He defined fun as sharing the ball, plus showing more energy and spirit. Jarred Vanderbilt’s belated debut and possible return of Quade Green could give Calipari the depth to make the threat of a benching more credible.

Kentucky has made a three-point shot in 1,031 straight games. Big deal or no deal? | Lexington Herald Leader
UK made only one of 11 three-point shots at South Carolina. Kevin Knox’s three kept alive — barely — a streak of games in which the Cats have made at least one trey. That streak stands at 1,031 games. While fans take pride in the streak, UK players downplay its importance.

What UK misses most with Quade Green sidelined | Courier-Journal
Kentucky coach John Calipari said Quade Green will be a game-time decision Saturday against Florida.

ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg stands by criticism | Courier-Journal
ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg took that comment a step further during the Wednesday morning edition of SportsCenter, blasting the Kentucky freshmen as "spoiled by the process" and “more concerned about themselves than the good of the group.”

Autopsy: Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, had morphine in system - USA Today
The body of Roy Halladay showed evidence of morphine and the sleeping medication Ambien when it was examined after his fatal plane crash.

Madison Keys wins in straight sets, advances to 4th round of Australian Open - ESPN
Unseeded American Lauren Davis took No. 1 Simona Halep to 48 games before Halep claimed victory. Those 48 games are tied for the most total games in a women's Australian Open match in the Open Era.

Report: Charlotte Hornets make Kemba Walker available for trade |
Tired of hovering below the postseason crust of the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are reportedly considering hitting the reset button on their roster.

Miles Bridges puts on a clinic in Michigan State's blowout of Indiana | FOX Sports
Miles Bridges dropped 22 points in Michigan State's 85-57 blowout of Indiana, as well as throwing down a pair of vicious dunks.

Tim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets | FOX Sports
The 30-year-old outfielder was among nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday.

The NBA’s All-Star Game starters are out. Here’s who should be the reserves. - The Washington Post
Now that we know this year's All-Star Game starters, here's who the league's head coaches should select to back them up.