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Wednesday Quickies: Victory over Mizzou Edition

The Wildcats took care of business on the road in Columbia last night

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t a pretty game or one that will be remembered in the years to come, but the Kentucky Wildcats were able to grind out a win on the road in Columbia, Missouri, last night defeating the Missouri Tigers by a score of 66-58.

PJ Washington put together another solid performance with 18 points and 8 rebounds, and Tyler Herro matched PJ’s point total with 18 of his own while Ashton Hagans made three Wildcats in double figures with 12.

While the game was mostly a forgettable contest, the story came in the second half as Reid Travis was forced to leave the game with what was later announced as a knee sprain.

Travis’s status will be something to watch this week, as Kentucky has a big game on Saturday when they host Auburn. Travis was a crucial part of Kentucky’s victory at Auburn in mid-January, totaling 17 points and 7 rebounds on 6-7 shooting from the floor and 5-5 from the free throw line.

If Travis isn’t available, Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery will be forced to log major minutes. Richards played well last night, but Montgomery didn’t make much of an impact. Hopefully Travis will be able to get some rest between now and Saturday to be able to go when the Tigers come to Lexington.

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Cats struggle late but hold on against Missouri - Courier Journal

Kentucky avoided a major letdown on the heels of the win against Tennessee.

Three takeaways from the win - Herald Leader

How will Richards and Montgomery respond to the challenge of filling in during a potential Reid Travis absence?

Calipari ties Joe B. Hall on all-time Kentucky wins list - KSR

It’s the second most in school history, but still 279 behind Rupp.

A deeper look at Kentucky’s new Defensive Coordinator, Brad White - KSR

White has been viewed as instrumental to Josh Allen’s development last season.

Mel Kiper says Josh Allen looks like a top-3 pick - Courier Journal

Looks like a #1 pick to us, Mel.

Former UK baseball star Evan White has bright future in Seattle - Herald Leader

White is viewed as one of the top young prospects.

UNC-Duke ticket prices approaching Super Bowl level - ESPN

That’s just absurd.

April college hoops trials could bring forth major revelations - Yahoo

Something to keep an eye on in a couple months.

Indiana falls again to Purdue - Crimson Quarry

The Hoosiers continue on a massive downward slide in a year that began with quite a bit of optimism.

Interim Pelicans GM wants NBA to back off demand that Davis plays - Yahoo

How much will we see Anthony Davis on the floor in the second half of the season?

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games - ESPN

This is a must-read for anyone interested in this scandal.

Five things to love (and not to love) about the AAF - CBS Sports

Steve Spurrier is becoming the darling of the AAF. What a time to be alive.