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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Elite Eight Edition

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Reflecting on this year, looking towards next year, Duke players embarrasses themselves, baseball wins, and more.

Loyola v Nevada

The Kentucky Wildcats should be in the Elite Eight. They’re a better team than the Kansas State Wildcats. They have better talent. They have a better coach.

But everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong Thursday night in the Sweet Sixteen and now UK has to sit at home like the rest of us and watch the remaining teams battle for the right to go to San Antonio.

Actually I’m not watching basketball at all. I didn’t watch any last night. I needed a break. The up and down emotional rollercoaster of a season took its toll on me so I needed to step back and clear my head for a while.

I’ll be rooting for Loyola-Chicago and anyone but Duke.

The Elite Eight is set and for the first time in my life I’m going to rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks to win a game. I’m not proud of it but if I see Grayson Allen hold up the championship trophy I may walk straight into the Ohio River and let it sweep me away.

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The Lord cannot allow this team to win a national title. Just can’t.

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Quickies

What the hell happened Thursday night? | SEC Country- Kyle Tucker speaks to all of our frustrations and he breaks down the collapse quite nicely. A missed rebound here, a bad turnover there, mix in a terrible three point attempt and a failure to call a timeout and, boom!, a recipe for a loss.

Five questions heading into recruiting season | Lexington Herald Leader- Ben Roberts gets us prepared for the return of recruiting talk dominating our brains. The biggest questions is what will E.J. Montgomery do. He’s the last piece of the 2018 class. If he doesn’t commit, then Cal may be forced to go the graduate transfer route if one or more of the current Kentucky bigs decide to go pro or transfer.

Coach Cal reflects on his team | CoachCal.com- John Calipari was a busy man online yesterday as he took to social media to reflect on this past season. He’s very proud of the way his team did come together at the end. But losing to Kansas State is going to stick with him for a long time to come.

Football players take part in Kentucky pro day | Lexington Herald Leader- Wide receiver Garrett Johnson was the guy that put up monster numbers as teammates cheered him on.

No. 6 Wildcats rally for a walk off win | UK Athletics- UK baseball won in exciting fashion as they defeated the No. 9 Auburn Tigers 5-6 as Zeke Lewis scored a winning run. The game today is canceled due to weather.

Sister Jean gets her own bobblehead | CBS- Out of the chaos of this tournament, Sister Jean has emerged as a bonafide star. You know you are big time when you get your own bobblehead.

Everything you need to know about the McDonald’s All American Game | USA Today- The McDonald’s All American Game festivities are this week. USA Today gets you ready with a breakdown of the teams and schedule. Kentucky has only two players in the event, Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley, and only one target with E.J. Montgomery. Tyler Herro says what’s up.

I’ll have my own breakdown in the coming days.

Eagles’ Michael Bennett indicted | ESPN- The defensive end is being indicted on a felony charge of injury to the elderly. This is about to get ugly.

DeMarcus Cousins offers to pay for funeral | CBS- Cousins has offered to pay for the funeral of a 22 year old man shot by police officers back in Sacramento.