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Wednesday Quickies: Comeback Cats Edition

Back-to-back double-digit comebacks for Kentucky and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky certainly isn’t making things easy as of late.

The Wildcats trailed by 17 to then No. 7 West Virginia and came back to win by seven in regulation at West Virginia. That was thanks in no small part to Kevin Knox’s buried 3-pointer that was followed by a little stare down.

Kentucky had to be clutch again against Vanderbilt again last night, as it took 30 points from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and clutch shots from Quade Green and Knox.

The Comeback Cats are in full effect.

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First Impressions of Kentucky Enrollees: Part II | Kentucky Sports Radio
Mark Stoops signed a quarterback and a punter in the Class of 2018; both positions were of vital need. The following post contains my first impressions of quarterback Terry Wilson and punter Max Duffy as well as abbreviated film analysis from notes taken prior to December's National Signing Day.

First Impressions of Kentucky Early Enrollees: Part I | Kentucky Sports Radio
The media had the opportunity to speak to the Kentucky football's early enrollees on Tuesday. Here are Freddie Maggard's first impressions of the Kentucky rookies and abbreviated film evaluation notes from December's National Signing Day.

UK's Jarred Vanderbilt back on the court and in puppy heaven - Cats' Pause
Kentucky's Jarred Vanderbilt is struggling to score, but his rebounding prowess is astounding.

RPI, SOS support Kentucky coach John Calipari's claim that the SEC should have as many as 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament this season - Cats' Pause
John Calipari has lots of critics, but those blasting his argument the SEC should have as many as 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament might want to stop and check the facts. - High expectations for UK softball
Rachel Lawson and the Kentucky Wildcat softball team ended last season on the wrong end of a sweep by the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Super Regional last summer.

Winter Olympics: Simidele Adeagbo represents Nigeria in skeleton - Courier-Journal
Adeagbo, who won seven individual state track championships at Eastern High School and went on to an All-American career at the University of Kentucky, will represent Nigeria at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games and is the first African woman to compete in skeleton — a sport unknown to her until months ago.

John Wall knee surgery: Wizards guard to miss 6-8 weeks, NBA All-Star Game - The Washington Post
Wall will undergo an arthroscopic debridement procedure Wednesday in Cleveland to clean up the bothersome area.

Cut by the Eagles, trio of Patriots shining in New England | FOX Sports
Lewis is one of three Patriots starters who will be facing their former team in Sunday's Super Bowl, along with receiver Amendola and safety Chung.

Kevin Towers, former Padres and Diamondbacks GM, dies at 56 - USA Today
Kevin Towers, whose aggressive approach to scouting, player acquisition defined his career as a GM, died Tuesday after battle with thyroid cancer.

MLB wants to start the 11th inning of All-Star game with runner on 2nd | MLB | Sporting News
I am convinced that Rob Manfred hates baseball.

Goodell sidesteps Redskins issue, shifts focus to owner Dan Snyder - USA Today
When asked about possibly pushing Redskins to change name, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cites owner Dan Snyder's work in Native American community.

Rumors: Here’s Why George Hill Trade To Cavs Hasn’t Happened | NBA |
It looked for a moment like George Hill was set to pack his bags and move to Cleveland to join the Cavaliers, but suddenly all of that changed. A deal between Hill's current team, the Sacramento Kings, and the Cavs appeared imminent, with the Cleveland reportedly set to send Iman Shumpert and Cha...

Michigan State trustee to host public forum amid Nassar fallout |
Trustee Brian Mosallam will host a moderated discussion Thursday at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.

2018 All-Star Game: Pistons' Andre Drummond replaces John Wall |
Detroit's Andre Drummond has replaced John Wall in the 2018 NBA All-Star game.