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The Kentucky Basketball team hits the floor against Kentucky State tonight

Dontaie Allen, Nate Sestina, Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans UK Athletics

In their final tune-up before opening the season in a hyped matchup of #1 vs. #2, Kentucky will take on Kentucky State tonight in Rupp Arena.

To me, it’s another chance to see Kentucky do some lineup experimentation, especially with Nick Richards sitting out the game to recover from his ankle injury. Calipari and the Kentucky coaches will likely experiment with some small ball rotations to see what combinations find cohesiveness and chemistry on the floor.

Hopefully we will see more production out of EJ Montgomery and Kahlil Whitney, two players that will be called upon heavily that didn’t produce quite to the levels many fans hoped to see during Kentucky’s first exhibition game.

Kentucky has plenty of options to work with if Richards is forced to miss the season opener, but hopefully we see some players stand out tonight as the Cats prepare for Michigan State in the season opener.

What are you looking for or what do you want to see in tonight’s game?

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Quickies

The legacy of Jared Lorenzen - Bleacher Report

Must. Read.

A lot of wins and losses fall on Nick and EJ - Herald Leader

Nick and EJ will play a vital role on this team.

Kenny Payne dismisses Avenatti texts - Courier Journal

Kenny says there’s nothing to worry about.

Will new three-pointer distance affect Kentucky - Courier Journal

The new rule brings the line closer to NBA distance.

What does Kentucky lose without Nick Richards? - Cats Pause

Hopefully Nick bounces back quickly.

Four takeaways from UK Hoops win - KSR

Rhyne Howard had a big second half.

Anthony Davis and Lakers’ dominance is just the beginning - SI

AD’s reign is just beginning.

76ers say KAT was aggressor in fight - Bleacher Report

What’s your take?

Towns, Embiid suspended for two games - USA Today

Fair?

KD says Draymond altercation factored into leaving Warriors - ESPN

Interesting...

Kyler Murray uses chess to stay ahead - ESPN

Murray reveals the secret to his success.

Patriots release Josh Gordon - Yahoo

Is this the end of Josh Gordon’s NFL career?

Inside the crazy ties between CFB’s top QBs - Yahoo

What a small world we live in.