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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Break the Streak Edition

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Cats look to end a losing streak in a tough road environment, happy birthday Coach, Eli Brown transferring and more.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are losers of two in a row and have played uninspired for three straight. They travel to College Station to face a Texas A&M Aggies team that is vastly different than they one they beat in Rupp Arena back in January.

The Aggies are winners of three street and they are the first SEC team to hand Auburn a loss. The Cats have always had trouble in their building and I expect no less today.

Luckily the Wildcats tournament seeding isn’t suffering because every other ranked team in the country has been losing too. But falling to eight losses with tough games still on the slate wouldn’t be a disaster but it wouldn’t be a positive.

Tweets of the Day

Hopefully their offense arrived with them.

Happy birthday, Coach! Hopefully your team can get you a win today.

Yup.

Quickies

Tai Wynyard’s armed “bodyguard” investigated by UK | Courier Journal- No criminal charges were brought and the armed student’s attorney claimed he was not an armed bodyguard for Wynyard. Such a bizarre story. Don’t expect Wynyard to be back in blue next season.

John Calipari is tinkering with lineups to help the offense | Cats Pause- Calipari is searching for the spark to ignite an offense that was at one time good. Right now guys are just missing open shots which explains the lack of assists. But who are his most efficient guys and how does he get them buckets?

UK looks to end three game skid at A&M | Glasgow Times- It’s not an easy task as A&M is healthy and they are now resembling the team that was one of the favorites to win the SEC in the preseason.

Still trying to figure out this team? So is Cal | Courier Journal- Honestly I think the players are still trying to figure out each other. Hell, I think each of them are trying to figure themselves out as well.

Eli Brown transferring | SEC Country- In an out-of-the-blue move, Kentucky linebacker Eli Brown will transfer from the program. Brow was UK’s top ranked recruit in the 2015 class. He played well for Kentucky during Jordan Jones’ injuries and various transgressions. Maybe Brown felt like Jones shouldn’t be on the team and that starting job should be his.

Michael Porter, Jr. will play if OK’d by doctors | CBS Sports- Michael Porter, Jr. was going to be one of the highlighted players of college basketball season and a top 5 draft pick before he injured his back. He hasn’t played a minute for the Tigers but he isn’t ruling out a return to the court.

Key events for the Winter Olympics on Saturday | The Sporting News- My eyes will be on college basketball. I can’t get as excited for these games as I do the ones in summer.

Miami shines in Wade’s return | ESPN- After a season and a half break, Dwayne Wade headed back to South Beach and the crowd went wild. The Heat defeated the Bucks 91-85. Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes.

UVA the number one overall seed in latest bracketology | CBS Sports- The Virginia Cavaliers seem to be the only team immune to the bad loss bug.

George Lucas back in director’s chair for ‘Solo’ | The Wrap- Lucas stayed for five hours and even directed a scene for Ron Howard. Hopefully ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is better than the last two efforts from Disney. The Last Jedi and Rogue One were...underwhelming. Yeah, that’s the word I’ll use. But I really liked The Force Awakens.

Reg E. Cathey from ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ dead at 59 | Rolling Stone- Cathey won an Emmy for his role as Freddy Hayes in 2015. Hayes ran a rib joint that Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood frequented in the series ‘House of Cards’. While Cathey was never the star of the show, he made every scene he was in better.