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Saturday Quickies: Senior Day/Beat Florida Edition

The Wildcats hope to pick up a win against the Gators on Senior Day

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky plays their final home game of the season today, hosting the Florida Gators (17-13) this afternoon at 1 p.m.

It is Senior Day for two Wildcats, Reid Travis and Jonny David. David will get the starting nod in an exciting moment for him and his family, but for Travis, his status is still up in the air following the knee injury last month.

My guess is Travis could play limited minutes as he tries to knock the rust off and get ready for the SEC Tournament. Speaking of that, a win coupled with a Tennessee loss to Auburn would give Kentucky the #2 seed in the SEC Tournament. We are now all Auburn fans!

With Florida, this game is the rematch of the Kentucky win in Gainesville in early February, in which the Wildcats suffocated the Gators defensively in the second half en route to a 65-54 victory.

The game will mean a lot to Florida as they search for quality wins on their NCAA Tournament resume, but ultimately this is a game the Wildcats should win in Lexington and send the seniors as well as the freshmen and sophomores who will be playing in their last game in Rupp, off with a bang.

Time to take care of business.

Tweets of the Day

I’m not the biggest Stephen A. fan, but he isn’t lying.

I hope Jonny David drops 20 today.


Will Reid Travis play today? - Herald Leader

We still aren’t sure if Travis will see any minutes today.

Jonny David ready to embrace Rupp Arena one more time - KSR

I repeat, I want Jonny David to drop 20 points today.

Cal just wants common sense with PJ foul calls - Courier Journal

PJ’s foul trouble continues to be a story.

Cats have a different mindset with March on the calendar - KSR

Now that its March, hopefully the Cats can take it to a whole new level.

A Kentucky manager and his family will also celebrate Senior Day - The Athletic

Kyle Tucker tells the largely unknown story of Randy Gregory [Paywall]

Terry Wilson ready for a closeup - Cats Pause

Wilson is expected to be one of the faces of UK Football this year and appears to be ready.

UK hopeful new hire Brad White brings continuity - Cats Pause

White has been a popular hire among UK staff.

Mark Gottfried directly linked to player payments - ESPN

Not very surprising news.

Eric Weddle reportedly to sign with Rams - Bleacher Report

The rich get richer in the NFL.

Does chatter around Kyler Murray matter? - Yahoo

It’s been a crazy couple weeks for Murray.

Ja Morant is the next Russell Westbrook - The Ringer

But does the NBA want more players in that mold?

Rasheed Wallace taking over high school program - ESPN

Wallace will be the head coach at Jordan High School in Durham.