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Wednesday Quickies: Bahamas Gameday Edition

It’s game day ... in August!

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

It’s August, but it’s still gameday for Kentucky basketball.

The Wildcats begin their Bahamas four-game slate with a matchup against the Bahamas National Team.

We’ll get our first good look at this year’s Kentucky team, which has great expectations.

What we see this evening won’t exactly be the team that has National Championship visions, but this first game will show just how much work they have to do to get to that point.

Expect a lot of different lineup looks throughout the game, and expect a lot of different lineup looks throughout the week.

Be sure to tune in to the SEC Network at 7 p.m.

Tweets of the day

Former Louisville Cardinal Brian Bowen—one of the biggest parts of the FBI/NCAA scandal—is headed to Australia.

Your quickies

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