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Wednesday Quickies: Opening Loss Edition

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The Wildcats were romped by Duke on a national stage last night.

PJ Washington Jamie Boggs - Sea of Blue

Geez, well I’m glad that game is finished...

Last night was the furthest thing from the type of opener we thought we would see in the Champions Classic as Kentucky was dismantled by Duke in front of a national stage on the opening night of the college basketball season.

Duke’s three superstar freshmen (RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson, and Cam Reddish) showed out and gave a lot of belief to the possibility those three could all be drafted in the top 5 of the NBA Draft, while Kentucky looked flat and made mistake after mistake while looking completely lost on the defensive side of the ball.

I won’t rehash all the details of the game, but if you’re looking for optimism, it was the first game of the season and Kentucky should consistently improve over the course of the season. Also, especially defensively, the only way to go is up, right?

Tweets of the Day

This one sums it up pretty well.

About all you can do...

Quickies

Kentucky projected to Fiesta Bowl - Bleacher Report

Playing against West Virginia in Arizona... what do you all think?

Davonte Robinson’s role continues to grow - Herald Leader

Robinson could see more reps with Darius West suspended for the first half of the Tennessee game.

Benny Snell, Josh Allen closing in on career milestones - Kentucky Sports Radio

Can Snell break Sonny Collins’ all-time rushing record in the next three games?

Which Wildcat football players can still redshirt? - Herald Leader

The new rule creates a lot of flexibility with guys being able to get some playing time and still redshirt.

Wildcats need to clean up offensive mistakes on the gridiron - Kentucky Sports Radio

A bruised ankle isn’t holding back Benny Snell in practice.

Taking a look back at last night’s game - Courier Journal

From start to finish, it was all Blue Devils and a game we hopefully soon forget.

Josh Allen pegged 14th to Green Bay in mock draft - Bleacher Report

The Allen-Green Bay pairing seems to be a popular one.

Feds give NCAA go-ahead to begin investigations - Yahoo

Well, we may not have to wait as long as originally thought for NCAA investigations to begin.

Texas guard Andrew Jones returns to court after leukemia treatments - ESPN

An inspiring story out of Austin.

Jamal Murray continues to be a major piece in Denver - The Ringer

As the Nuggets continue to make noise, Murray continues to play a big role.

Should we be concerned about Anthony Davis? - Bleacher Report

A look at Anthony Davis, an elbow injury, and his future in New Orleans.

Sharrif Floyd to file lawsuit against doctor due to career-ending surgery - Yahoo

Dr. James Andrews is the doctor, and is one of the more notable sports surgeons.

Who will be the best players in college basketball? - The Ringer

Reid Travis gets a mention.

Auburn AD says Gus Malzahn will remain as coach next year - Montgomery Advertiser

That’s one major job that apparently won’t be opening.