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The Wildcats face off against North Dakota tonight

NCAA Basketball: Southern Illinois at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the basketball court tonight as they take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, who sit at 2-0 on the season.

The Fighting Hawks, of the Summit Conference, are coming off a 63-60 win at Milwaukee, but enter tonight’s matchup as a 26-point underdog against Kentucky.

For Kentucky, it will be interesting to look for any changes from the season’s first two games. John Calipari has been talking about getting back to old-school basketball and fundamentals in practice. Will it show results tonight?

One thing I will be keeping an eye on is turnovers. Kentucky has turned the ball over frequently during the first two games (34 total turnovers), which led to easy baskets for the opponents.

North Dakota is also a team that shoots well from the perimeter, so it will be a test for Kentucky’s perimeter defenders to be in position to alter shots and not give the North Dakota shooters a clean look at the basket.

Tonight is a late tip, set for 9 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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Quickies

John Calipari going back to the basics with this year’s team - Kentucky Sports Radio

It’s an old school approach for Calipari when it comes to this squad.

Limiting turnovers a starting point for young Wildcats - Herald Leader

Kentucky players seem to be going for the home run play that often ends in a turnover instead.

It’s too early to worry about Tyler Herro’s shooting slump - Courier Journal

The freshman guard has had a bit of a cold start, but the season is still young and we’ve seen flashes of the scorer Herro can be.

Darius West’s senior season has extra significance - Herald Leader

The Wildcats safety missed almost all of his senior year in high school.

Inside the numbers with Kentucky’s struggling offense - Cats Pause

Something changed in the second half of that South Carolina game, and the offense hasn’t been the same since.

Wandale Robinson makes huge move in recruiting rankings - Kentucky Sports Radio

Robinson jumped more than 100 spots in the latest rankings.

Recruiting analyst explains Robinson’s huge bump - Cats Pause

Steve Wiltfong called Robinson one of the most dynamic offensive players in the country.

Recruiting experts give their thoughts on Kentucky’s top basketball targets - Herald Leader

Evan Daniels is still sticking with Kentucky for James Wiseman, even with a wave of momentum for Memphis.

Louisville DB Russ Yeast rejoins Cardinals program - Courier Journal

After leaving the program, he came back after Bobby Petrino was fired.

Urban Meyer denies allegations that Zach Smith used racial slur - ESPN

Another day, another Urban Meyer-Zach Smith story...

Chiefs-Rams MNF game moving to Los Angeles - ESPN

If you seen the photo of the field in Mexico City, it was a no-brainer.

Le’Veon Bell won’t play this season - Bleacher Report

Bell is leaving $14.5 million on the table...

Is Durant’s shouting match with Draymond a big deal? - SB Nation

Probably not in the grand scheme of things but who knows?

Where Tiger and Phil rank among golf’s greatest - Bleacher Report

The two will face off on pay-per-view next week.

DIII school cancels season after 53rd straight loss - Yahoo

Hard to blame them after 53 consecutive losses.

Which CFB coaches are on the hot seat - Yahoo

Taking a look at burning questions for several coaches and programs.

Myrtle Beach Bowl to start in 2020 - ESPN

Another bowl game! Hurray!