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Friday Quickies: De’Aaron Fox game-winning dunk Edition

De’Aaron Fox has a rare game-winning putback dunk to give the Kings a big win in Miami.

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Good morning.

De’Aaron Fox just had one of the wilder game-winners you’ll see in any hoops game; a game-winning putback dunk to stun the Heat in Miami.

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Tony Carr just capped off one of the wildest endings in a college hoops game this season. After a furious rally by Ohio State left the game tied in the final seconds, Carr banked in a game-winning three-pointer to give Penn State it’s biggest win in recent memory.

Your Quickies

Kentucky Blasts Alabama, 79-54 - UK
The Wildcats hit 33 of their 52 field goal attempts, for a sizzling 63.5 percent, the highest percentage Kentucky has shot from the field this season. Meanwhile, Kentucky held Alabama to 39.2 percent shooting while forcing 16 Tide turnovers.

A look at Big 12/SEC Challenge history, and Saturday’s TV schedule | Lexington Herald Leader
The Southeastern Conference has never won the Big 12/SEC Challenge. And Kentucky is 1-3 in the series. Is this the year both break out of their funk?

Former Kentucky QB Patrick Towles has perfect response to formation of Vince McMahon football league - SEC Country
Patrick Towles wins the day for his response to the report that Vince McMahon will announce the formation of a professional football league.

Is Jarred Vanderbilt a one-and-done player at UK? NBA Draft analyst weighs his stock. | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt returned to the court last week after missing the first 17 games with a foot injury. Is the NBA in his future?

The Mailbag: Volume 9, Episode 9 - Coach Cal
Kentucky recently had its streak of 68-consecutive weeks in the top 25 come to an end, but just how much does Coach Cal pay attention to the rankings? He talks about that in this week's episode of The Mailbag, and also discusses whether fans can expect to see the Wildcats press more in the future.

Huggins says he's friends with Calipari because he tries to dress like Rick | Kentucky Sports Radio
John Calipari and Bob Huggins' friendship will be a popular topic over the next few days, and when asked why he first befriended Calipari, Huggy Bear made a weird joke.

Spots in UK’s football recruiting class are filling up quickly. Who else might join? | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky has 20 early signees and at least two more commitments who will sign next month. The Cats also have some talented targets remaining for 2018.

Former UK Player Tom Heitz Has Ties To West Virginia -
Former Kentucky basketball player Tom Heitz has some unusual connections to Saturday’s Kentucky-West Virginia game that have him making the trip to Morgantown, W.V.

This Kentucky basketball team could still make a run, says Gary Parrish | Lexington Herald Leader
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports has covered and studied John Calipari for years. What are his thoughts on this Kentucky basketball team and its future?

Calipari moves past Tubby Smith on UK coaching win list – Vaughts Views
Calipari has compiled a 264-58 record — and .819 win percentage. Calipari made the Final Four in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Is college basketball recruiting overrated? Last two NCAA champs might say yes. | Lexington Herald Leader
Zion Williamson’s Duke commitment has Kentucky fans in an uproar. North Carolina has shown, however, you don’t always need the elite to win titles.

John Wall Pens Emotional Letter to his Dad | Kentucky Sports Radio
John Wall grew up without a father, one he's grateful to have.

Here’s a thought: Not all UK basketball players need to leave early for the NBA | Lexington Herald Leader
Several underclassmen on this Kentucky team are not projected anywhere near the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft. They’ll have decisions to make.

Kentucky basketball stock watch: The Wildcats' winning numbers - LCJ
What's trending up and down and a developing blueprint for Kentucky basketball revealed in this edition of the UK stock watch.

Rival Views: Which rule change will have a bigger impact?
Two very important rule changes appear to be in the works and both figure to have significant -- at least in the short term -- impacts on college basketball and recruiting.

Donate to KSR's Water Drive for Martin County | Kentucky Sports Radio
KSR is teaming up with God's Pantry to hold a water drive to raise awareness for the Martin County water crisis and provide clean water to the citizens who have been impacted.

Bengals need to make fans ‘believe’ they want to win
The aspect of facing another offseason without the playoffs is daunting. After witnessing a run of five-straight years in the dance, Bengals fans are stewing in the aftermath of two campaigns that ended under .500.

Rob Gronkowski Concussion Confirmed by Patriots; TE Not Cleared for Practice Yet
With 11 days to go before Super Bowl LII, the Patriots have confirmed tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion against the Jaguars in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

Super Bowl 2018: Bob Costas will skip the game. Here’s why
More and more research has come out over the years on the effects that football has on the brain.

Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue, Buffalo Bills’ Richie Incognito clear air at Pro Bowl
Bills guard Richie Incognito jogged off the practice field Wednesday, started signing autographs for kids and then declined all interview requests. Incognito’s version of what happened during a wild-card game at Jacksonville earlier this month remains unclear.

Where Did Jason Kidd Go Wrong? | FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight’s NBA podcast breaks down the Spurs’ and Cavaliers’ latest unrest, plus Jason Kidd’s firing.

IQOS, Philip Morris’s new “heat not burn” tobacco device, explained - Vox
An FDA panel is ruling on a product that could upend the cigarette market.

Apple expands its fleet of self-driving cars in California - The Verge
The tech giant now has 27 vehicles driving autonomously in the Golden State