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Quickies: All Wildcats Edition

Kentucky plays another Wildcat team in the Sweet 16.

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The Kansas State Wildcats avoided getting upset by the UMBC Retrievers last night, setting Kentucky up with another all-Wildcats matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

This will be the second Wildcats vs. Wildcats game for UK this tournament, with the first one being in the Round of 64 against the Davidson Wildcats.

These Wildcats are the No. 9 seed in the region. They defeated No. 8 seed Creighton and No. 16 UMBC to get this far. This assures that a Wildcat team will make the Elite Eight. With how this tournament has gone so far, there’s no telling which one it will be.

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‘He just wants attention’ Rajon Rondo responds to Ray Allen book - Boston Globe
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Kentucky basketball: Hornets should draft Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Lexington Herald Leader
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CJ Fredrick leads Covington Catholic past Scott County 73-55 for Sweet 16 State Championship | Kentucky Sports Radio
KHSAA has crowned a new Sweet 16 State Champion. Covington Catholic has defeated powerhouse Scott County to take home the title trophy by a final score of 73-55. Cov. Catholic, led by CJ Fredrick with 32 points in the victory, finishes the year with a 35-4 record. Scott County, the heavy favorite going

Kenny Smith has high praise for Kentucky's guards - Cats' Pause
Kentucky's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander isn't short on admirers.

Hinz’s Clutch Hits, Humes’ Complete Game Shutout Claims Series - UK Athletics
Senior Brooklin Hinz had two critical RBI singles in the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings to score both Kentucky runs and sophomore Autumn Humes threw a complete game shutout as the Wildcats claimed the series over No. 8 LSU with a 2-0 win on Sunday.

Tom Izzo after Michigan State loss: 'I don't plan on going anywhere' - ESPN
Tom Izzo said he is focused on finding a way to "make better this university that I've given over half my life to" following Michigan State's upset loss to the Syracuse, which brought an end to the Spartans' tumultuous season.

Texas A&M hammers UNC in stunner - Yahoo Sports
There will be no repeat. Roy Williams suffered his worst NCAA tournament loss ever as the Tar Heels struggled from the 3-point line and were blown out 86-65.

Patriots trading for former first-round pick, Raiders wideout Cordarrelle Patterson -
New England is acquiring the dangerous return man and 2013 first-round pick

Michigan's Jordan Poole hit identical buzzer-beater in high school - Yahoo Sports
Jordan Poole's high school buzzer-beater wasn't a game-winner, but it was from exactly the same spot on the floor, and was accompanied by a scissor leg-kick.

Purdue moves to Sweet 16 with 76-73 win over Butler | FOX Sports
Purdue got past 10th-seeded Butler hold on for a 76-73 win Sunday in the second round.

No. 5 Clemson steamrolls No. 4 Auburn to get to Sweet 16 – CollegeBasketballTalk
The Tigers sure did make a statement on Sunday night.

Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler expects to return in time for playoffs - Pioneer Press
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler expects to return to the Wolves lineup in time for a potential MN playoff run. Butler has been out since tearing his meniscus on Feb. 23.