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Wednesday Quickies: New Tweaks Edition

Cal mentioned two new tweaks following the win last night

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Calipari Sea of Blue

Another year, another tweak.

Calipari mentioned the now-famous term following Kentucky’s 80-76 win on the road at Ole Miss last night, mentioning two tweaks were made on the offensive end.

The term of course gained notoriety in the 2013-2014 season, in which Kentucky struggled throughout the year, but an unspecified tweak was made going into the postseason, in which the Wildcats came within seconds of winning the SEC Tournament and made an improbable run to the NCAA Championship game.

One tweak seemed to be getting PJ Washington in the high post, as guessed by The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker, which yielded positive results for the sophomore forward, evidenced by PJ putting up 13 points in the second half.

The other is less certain. It is possible that it could be the small-ball lineup we seen (which is obviously less likely to be used when Reid Travis returns to the lineup), but it is unclear what that second tweak that Cal alluded to was.

Let’s hope these tweaks lands Kentucky back in the Final Four again.

Tweets of the Day

8-2 on the road is a really good road record for the year.

Memphis got the biggest steal in the whole AAF.


PJ Washington responds to Calipari’s halftime challenge - Herald Leader

Washington made his presence known in the second half in Oxford.

Can PJ Washington change the NBA Draft narrative - The Athletic [paid subscription]

Kyle Tucker takes an in-depth look at PJ Washington’s sophomore year.

What we learned in Oxford - Courier Journal

Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro stepped up in a big way after an abysmal performance in Knoxville.

Calipari not certain Reid Travis will play on Saturday - Cats Pause

Travis could miss playing on Senior Day, but his status is still up in the air.

Kentucky still positioned to be 3 seed in SEC Tournament - KSR

Get ready for a late Friday night in Nashville, unless Kentucky beats Florida and Auburn beats Tennessee.

Dontaie Allen named Kentucky Mr. Basketball - Herald Leader

Allen won the award despite playing in only 13 games before suffering a season-ending injury.

Eddie Gran, Terry Wilson focusing on improvement in 2019 - Courier Journal

Offensive continuity could be huge for the Wildcats.

Plenty of competition in the running back room - KSR

It’s AJ Rose’s time to shine, but the other backs will be competing heavily for snaps.

Coach K says Zion should be ready for ACC Tourney - ESPN

Duke just isn’t anything close to the same team without him.

Kansas sees regular season Big 12 title streak fall - ESPN

It’s not been a great year for Bill Self and the Jayhawks.

New NBA mock draft has three Cats going in the first round - Bleacher Report

None of the three are projected to go in the lottery.

Karl Anthony-Towns scores 41 in victory over Thunder - Yahoo

This comes on the heels of KAT dropping 42 on the Pacers a couple games ago.

Judge’s light sentencing in first CBB corruption trial sets stage for fireworks - Yahoo

Another chapter in the crazy twists and turns of this saga.

Santa Anita cancels races indefinitely after another horse death - LA Times

That makes 21 horses that have died at the legendary track since Dec. 26.