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Quickies: Oh, Louisville...Edition

Louisville was winning by four with one second left, and lost.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The Louisville Cardinals were on the brink of a win that would have made their season and made the, a lock for the NCAA Tournament. They had the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers on the ropes, leading by four points with one second remaining. With UofL up by two possessions with one second left, the game plan was pretty simple: don’t foul. Don’t even defend.

The Cardinals fouled...and then they turned it over...and then they lost.

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Kentucky basketball: Rupp Arena attendance lowest in John Calipari era - SEC Country
Kentucky basketball is in competition with itself when it comes to attendance.

Kentucky football: Michael Smith opening new recruiting ground for Cats - SEC Country
Kentucky doesn't have a scholarship player from Louisiana on its roster, but that might change when the full 2019 class signs by next February.

Top Ten Plays of the 2017 UK Football Season, No. 2: Benny Breaks Out | Kentucky Sports Radio
Benny Snell is known for his power, but his finesse might be even better.

Next Man Up: UK's Keldon Johnson aims to be Oak Hill's next big star | Kentucky Sports Radio
Oak Hill's Keldon Johnson has high expectations for himself at Kentucky next season as he tries to become the next great star out of Steve Smith's program. - Kentucky Baseball heads to Lone Star State for weekend series
After winning four of five games on its first homestand of the season, Kentucky travels to the Lone Star State this weekend for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Classic. - Breaking down UK's recent football offers (3/1)
Kentucky's football coaches just aren't slowing down. The Wildcats have extended yet another batch of offers to Class of 2019 prospects, and as always Cats Illustrated is breaking down each and every one.

Marcus Lee has no regrets about leaving Kentucky - Cats' Pause
Instead of celebrating Senior Day at Kentucky last season, Marcus Lee celebrated Senior Day in California's 68-51 loss to Washington last Saturday.

Kentucky's Maci Morris met coach Matthew Mitchell's challenge to broaden her game as targeted player - Cats' Pause
Kentucky's Maci Morris met the coach's challenge to broaden her game. On Thursday, she topped 20 points for the seventh straight game to lead UK to an SEC Tourney win.

Kentucky Plays Top Seed Mississippi State in Quarterfinals Friday - University of Kentucky
After scoring 48 second-half points while shooting 66.7 percent from the field in Thursday's quarterfinal win against eighth-seeded Alabama, the University of Kentucky women's basketball team will make their ninth straight appearance in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament when it squares off against top-seed and No. 2-ranked Mississippi State on Friday at 1 p.m. ET inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

SEC basketball: Seventeen games down, one last game to go | Lexington Herald Leader
SEC men’s basketball finishes its regular season Saturday. Auburn and Tennessee enter the weekend tied for first. Kentucky is league’s hottest team.

Virginia stuns Louisville with five points in final 0.9 seconds for 67-66 win - The Washington Post
Hunter’s 3-pointer caps crazy finish, makes top-ranked Cavaliers first ACC team to finish 9-0 on the road in league play.

Saquon Barkley, Ronald Jones II head a group of solid running backs at the NFL combine - LA Times
After busts and periods of avoidance in the first-round of the draft, running backs are back in vogue, thanks to a crop of talented runners who boosted their teams into playoff contention after being selected early in the first round.

Debrief: Vikings' quarterback conundrum the talk of Indianapolis -
Gregg Rosenthal says the biggest question bouncing off the walls in drinking holes around Lucas Oil Stadium this week concerns what the Vikings will do at quarterback. Plus, some notable developments around the NFL.

Sean Miller: 'Emotional' standing ovation 'something I'll never forget' -
Arizona's coach returned to an ovation and led the Wildcats to a win over Stanford

Dolphins give Jarvis Landry permission to seek trade, source says - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins have given receiver Jarvis Landry, who the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on last week, permission to seek a trade, the South Florida Sun Sentinel has confirmed.

Pete Carroll on overhaul of Seahawks coaching staff: “I just felt it was time” – ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks made the most significant changes to their coaching staff this offseason since Pete Carroll was hired as the team's head coach in 2010. Eight coaches from last year's staff aren't returning in 2018, including each of the team's top four assistants.

Stephen Curry calls himself an 'idiot' after absolutely destroying a hotel table - SFGate
Apparently, it's a bad idea to let Stephen Curry get bored on the road.