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Friday Quickies: Charles Matthews Edition

Matthews’s status continues to be fluid moving forward

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Former Wildcat Charles Matthews continues to be the story in Ann Arbor as the Michigan Wolverines prepare for postseason tournaments without one of their top players.

Matthews is among the top three in nearly every statistical category for the Wolverines and questions continue to swirl on when/if he will return this season.

Matthews suffered an injury to his right ankle on Sunday during the Wolverines’ loss to rival Michigan State. He missed last night’s game against Nebraska for Senior Night, and on the ESPN broadcast, it was mentioned that Matthews had “significant ligament damage” in the ankle.

However, a Michigan spokesperson told Jeff Goodman that the injury is simply a sprained ankle and Matthews is considered day-to-day. ESPN’s Molly McGrath reported that the information about the ligament damage came from Matthews himself, so the story continues to get even more confusing.

All in all, it doesn’t seem like a good sign for Matthews but hopefully he will be able to return and play in the NCAA Tournament one final time during his college carer. Seeing Matthews succeed has been a positive for many UK fans as it seemed like the decision to transfer from Kentucky ultimately worked out for him.

Hopefully this injury is minor and he will be back on the court soon.

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Reading the omens: Kentucky needs to win on Saturday to win a title - Herald Leader

Interesting stat: All 8 championship teams didn’t lose to Tennessee.

Handicapping Kentucky’s chances at a 1 seed - Courier Journal

The Wildcats will likely need to win out to land on the 1 line.

UK staff in Georgia to watch Sharife Cooper, BJ Boston - Cats Pause

Cal and the staff took to the state of Georgia to check on two of their top targets.

UK hoops falls to Texas A&M - KSR

Matthew Mitchell’s squad showed some fight in coming back but ultimately came up short.

What does NFL like best about Benny Snell - Herald Leader

Benny says teams like the fact that he had a large workload at UK.

Kentucky to play New Mexico St. at home in 2021 - Cats Pause

It’ll be just the second meeting between the two schools with the other coming in 2016.

Duke can’t win a title without a healthy Zion Williamson - KSR

The Blue Devils are a completely different team even with Barrett and Reddish.

Dwyane Wade says James Harden is one of the most unguardable players ever - Bleacher Report

High praise from the NBA legend.

Jason Witten leaving broadcast booth to return to Cowboys - ESPN

I guess he missed it too much to stay away for very long.

Who could replace Witten on MNF? - Yahoo

Booger McFarland could be the man to move up to the booth.

Johnny Manziel to work out for AAF teams - Bleacher Report

After being released from the CFL, Johnny Football is looking for a new home.

The exile of Rick Pitino - The Ringer

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