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Sunday Quickies: Lamar Gameday Edition

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Today completes the UK Football-Basketball weekend trifecta

NCAA Basketball: Mount St. Mary’s at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

We’re in the midst of that fun part of the year where Kentucky Football and Basketball intersect, and this weekend particular, we have a rare Friday-Saturday-Sunday set of games. With two wins under the belt this weekend, the basketball team will take the floor against Lamar this evening at 6 p.m.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Wildcats, fresh off an 82-62 win on Friday night against Mount St. Mary’s, in which the Cats turned it on in the second half after taking a five-point lead into halftime. Kentucky was able to find some rhythm shooting the ball in the second half (5-10 from three) and things began to click on offense.

Hopefully Kentucky can keep that momentum from the second half Friday going into tonight’s matchup against Lamar, who comes in at 4-1 including a 76-61 victory over Mount St. Mary’s and a 74-68 win over Utah Valley on Thursday.

The Cardinals have two guards that are able to put up points in T.J. Atwood (18 ppg) and Davion Buster (15.6 ppg) so the Cats will have to make sure that one of them doesn’t catch fire in Rupp Arena like we have seen happen so many times. Buster, who stands 5’10”, has drawn a lot of praise from Lamar coach Tic Price.

“He’s a really, really special little player,” Price said. “If he was 6’3”, 6’4”, or 6’5”, he’d probably be (playing) in Lexington somewhere.”

Kentucky comes in as the heavy favorite and if they can continue to take care of business, it’ll be an overall happy weekend for the Big Blue Nation, with the basketball win on Friday and a dominant performance on the football field against UT-Martin yesterday, which you can find more on here in case you missed it.

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Quickies

Stoops says his heart is at Kentucky - KSR

Stoops touches on the FSU rumors after the win.

Can Kentucky send Scott Satterfield a Governor’s Cup message? - Herald Leader

Let Louisville week begin.

What bowl could the Cats be sent to? - Courier Journal

Memphis or Charlotte, it seems.

NBA examining possible playoff changes - ESPN

Yay or nay on these proposed changes?

Rajon Rondo fined $35k - Yahoo

Rondo is going to have to pay up.

Mason Rudolph fined $50k for role in brawl - SI

Rudolph was one of 33 players fined.

Harvard-Yale delayed more than 45 minutes due to protest - CBS Sports

The protesters stormed the field at halftime.