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Kentucky Wildcats Quickes: Regular Season Finale Edition

The Cats take on the Gators, the Baseball team wins big, UK Hoops season finale, and More!

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will close out the regular season in Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators. There was a time when Mike White’s team was ranked in the top five in the country but since SEC play, they have stumbled along their path.

Kentucky has had struggles of their own but right now they’re playing their best basketball of the season. Winners of four straight and with an NCAA tournament berth secure, Kentucky is fighting for SEC tournament seeding today. If they defeat the Gators they will be the three seed.

The game is at 12:00 PM on CBS.

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All the scenarios for the SEC tournament | SEC Country- Basically Kentucky will either be the 3, 4, or 5 seed. All they have to do in order to be the three seed and earn the double-bye is beat Florida today.

Win or lose, the Cats have already conquered their toughest opponent | Lexington Herald Leader- “You have to conquer you,” Calipari said. “And when you conquer you, you’ll have self-confidence.” This team certainly is playing with a high level of confidence. It’s amazing what happens when shots start falling.

Bench trio boosts Kentucky | Courier-Journal- When John Calipari started giving more minutes off of the bench to P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Quade Green, the season started to change for the better.

Cats clicking at the right time | UK is ready to avenge their home loss to the Florida Gators. Gainesville should be rocking so the Cats better come ready to roll.

Kentucky creeping back up the Power Rankings | Sporting News-

25. Kentucky (21-9, 10-7)

Coach John Calipari’s latest crop of fabulous freshmen finally seem to be turning the corner. They’ve won four in a row, including their last two by an average of 19.5 points over Missouri and Ole Miss. With three potential lottery picks in Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Hamidou Diallo, UK could make some noise in the postseason after all. It travels to Florida for its SEC regular-season finale.

People are really starting to believe in Kentucky. Can you blame them?

UK baseball defeats Houston 14-2 | UK Athletics- The Wildcats continue to roll as they are in Texas for the Shriners College Classic. Sean Hjelle moves to 3-0 on the season. Houston is ranked nineteenth in the country. They play Sam Houston State today at 1:00 PM in Houston, Texas.

UK Hoops falls to Mississippi State | Lexington Herald Leader- It’s likely the end of the season for Matthew Mitchell’s team. The Cats led the #2 ranked Bulldogs after the first quarter and then things got out of hand. The 31-0 Dogs won 81-58. It’s the first time in eight seasons that the Hoops team will not be in the NCAA tournament.

Ranking the loss to Virginia as one of the worst in UofL basketball history | Courier-Journal- For the first time in a long time I actually felt bad for the Cardinals. I have nothing against David Padgett or his current team. A lot of my hate left when Rick Pitino got the boot.

But just as a reminder, here’s what happened:


Bubble watch: Final tests before Champ Week | ESPN- There are a number of teams on the bubble fighting to get a nod for the NCAA tournament. I’m glad Kentucky isn’t a part of this conversation. They fit snugly into the “lock” category.

Trae Young vs. the field for National Player of the Year | CBS Sports- At one point in the season Trae Young was the far and away leader for the National Player of the Year. But once he got into Big 12 Play, his team started to lose and his stats dropped off a cliff. Who else is contending for the honor?