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Saturday Quickies: Beat the Tigers Edition

The Cats travel to the Show Me State in a Show Me game for the offense, UK basketball beats Transy. It’s all UK basketball and football today.

Missouri v Kentucky Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Good morning Ladies and Gentleman of the Big Blue Nation. It’s a dreary Saturday but things will get going this afternoon as the Kentucky Wildcats travel to Columbia to faceoff against the Missouri Tigers.

Despite their lofty ranking the Cats are underdogs. This is the case for two reasons: Mizzou is a better football team than their record indicates and the Cats have some unanswered questions at the QB position.

Lost in all of this is the lights out defense that the Cats have. Everyone wants to talk about Drew Lock and the offense but folks are being rather quiet about Josh Allen and the defense.

Tweets of the Day

Jarrett Allen needs a bodybag.

Keldon Johnson had a solid night. He’s just going to heep getting better.

Desmond Howard stated on Gameday that if both Kentucky and Georgia win today the ESPN flagship college football program will visit Lexington. SEC Nation may need to make alternate plans.

Kentucky needs a show-me something game | Saturdays Down South- There are some staggering/sobering stats about the Kentucky offense in this article. The author is right on the money with the statement that the unit hasn’t been right since September.

Shawnkel Knight-Goff commits to Cats | Cats Pause- After initially decommitting from UK, the four star defensive end from Louisville is back on board with the Cats. I think Knight-Goff wanted to see what kind of shape Kentucky and Louisville were in before making his final decision. The dumpster fire at UofL helped in a big way.

Predictions for at Missouri | Cats Illustrated- The folks over at Cats Illustrated all see this as a tough/down to the wire game for Kentucky and I’m going to agree with that. It’s going to be fascinating to see if a quarterback change is made and how it affects the rest of the team.

SEC East back in the spotlight | CBS- It’s been a while since the East has been competitive. The West has stolen all of the thunder and for good reason. But now the division has three legit contenders and the results today will determine if there will be a two or three way tie at the top.

Kentucky wins in exhibition over Transy | There were some things to be excited about and there were some things to give us pause. Kentucky’s front court is insanely good and deep. The three point shooting was bad and the defense at times was lazy. I don’t see the latter being an issue going forward.

Kentucky vs. Vandy recap | Cats Illustrated- Seven players ended up in double figures last night as John Calipari is still exploring his line-ups and options. Once he settles on his top guys, they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Week 9 bold predictions | Saturdays Down South- The folks over at SDS think that the Cats will stick with Terry Wilson and still win at Missouri. I would love for that to be the case.

Cats roll to 12th straight win | UK Athletics- The Cats have completely dominated the SEC in volleyball and their latest victim were the Georgia Bulldogs. UK won in a sweep.

Demarcus Cousins gets ejected... from the bench | ESPN- Cousins and Enes Kanter were verbally sparring from the bench. After a warning from officials Cousins kept going and was therefore promptly ejected. C’mon Boogie.

Don’t forget to tune into the UK Postgame Show on ESPN 680 immediately after the Cats vs. the Tigers. I’ll be joined by Jason Ence. We will take your calls, 502-267-968 and your texts, 502-437-9680.

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You can also listen live on iHeartRadio.