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Quickies: Davidson Gameday Edition

Kentucky starts the tournament with Davidson and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Boise Practice Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is finally officially here for Kentucky. The Wildcats open their potential NCAA tournament run with a matchup against the Davidson Wildcats from the Atlantic 10 conference.

Davidson won its conference tournament to make the NCAA tournament, and now one Wildcat team will look to avoid being knockd off by another as the two play in a 5/12 matchup tonight.

The two teams tip off at 7:10 p.m. in Boise, Idaho.

Tweets of the day

Tubby Smith is out at Memphis.

Your quickies

Kentucky basketball: Where's Boise?! Well, who is John Calipari?! - SEC Country
After it was announced that Kentucky would begin the 2018 NCAA Tournament 2,000 miles from home, John Calipari joked, "What state is Boise in?"

PHOTO GALLERY: Kentucky basketball's open practice for NCAA Tournament in Boise, Idaho - Cats' Pause
Photographs from Kentucky's open practice in Boise Wednesday. - Wildly productive receiver talks UK after offer
There are productive receivers and then there are bona fide stars.

Sydney McLaughlin on Post-Indoor Watch List for the Bowerman - University of Kentucky
Following a historic freshman indoor track and field season, Sydney McLaughlin was named to the latest watch list for The Bowerman Award, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday.

UK to Get Stiff First-Round Challenge from Davidson - University of Kentucky
Every chance he gets this week, Coach Cal is heaping effusive praise on Davidson.

Kentucky WBB to Take Foreign Tour to Italy in August 2018 - University of Kentucky
For the first time since 2001, the University of Kentucky women's basketball team will be traveling overseas for a foreign tour as it will spend 10 days and nine nights in Italy playing three games against international competition.

Jarred Vanderbilt adjusting to new role on the bench | Kentucky Sports Radio
Vanderbilt will play coach and cheerleader as he sits out during the NCAA tournament.

UK basketball: Jarred Vanderbilt NBA draft stock after 14 games, 2 injuries - SEC Country
Jarred Vanderbilt missed Kentucky's first 17 games with a foot injury and the last 3 games with an ankle injury. And is he now NBA bound?

Bills finally make a move for a quarterback, sign AJ McCarron to two-year deal -
The Bills sign the ex-Bengals backup after every other starting-caliber quarterback got scooped up

Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea: Lionel Messi Magic Guides Barcelona Into UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals |
Barcelona put on a spectacle on the Nou Camp stage as they beat Chelsea to seal their place in the UEFA Campions League quarter finals.

Oklahoma pro day: Broncos, Bengals attending Mayfield workout -
John Elway is among the NFL executives attending Oklahoma's pro day workout, where QB Baker Mayfield is the star attraction.

Charles Barkley: Deandre Ayton Best College Basketball Player in Last 20 Years | Bleacher Report
There's plenty of pressure already on Arizona Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton, but Hall of Famer Charles Barkley just took it to another level.

NFL free agency 2018: Vikings trade with the Broncos for Trevor Siemian -
Trevor Siemian made 24 starts the past two seasons, but couldn’t bring Denver back to glory.

Browns start fresh with flurry of trades, free agent deals | FOX Sports
CLEVELAND (AP) Following four trades and a flurry of free-agent deals, the Cleveland Browns are looking better.