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Sunday Quickies: On to UCLA Edition

The Cats have a week to prepare for their next big game.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Nobody would have expected the Kentucky Wildcats to start the season 1-4, no matter what the roster looks like or who the opponents are. But here we are. After losing to Notre Dame on a missed buzzer beater, the Wildcats are now looking ahead to next Saturday when they will take on the UCLA Bruins in the CBS Sports Classic.

After trailing the Fighting Irish by as many as 24 points, Kentucky showed fight for the first time this season in an almost unbelievable comeback. And now the Cats have seven days to prepare for their next matchup. For many, the second half performance against Notre Dame provided hope for this season where there had previously been very little. A strong outing against UCLA could prove that we have seen a turning point for this team, or a step back could show that the big comeback was just a fluke.

Tweet of the Day


Opposing coaches on what’s wrong with Duke and Kentucky basketball — and the way forward - ESPN

Anonymous coaches talking about what is wrong with the blue bloods. I’d stay anonymous too.

UK commit Christian Lewis shines in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic - KSR

If Kentucky really plans to open up the offense, Lewis is the type of player they need on the roster.

Of UK’s point guard play, Calipari likes ‘seeing the ball in his hands’ - Herald-Leader

It looks like Terrence Clarke is going to being playing a lot of point guard moving forward.

Why Kentucky basketball is not following Coach K’s lead in canceling non-conference games - Courier-Journal

It looks like no major programs are trying to follow Duke’s lead in canceling games.

What we’ve learned from No. 9 Kentucky WBB’s perfect 5-0 start to the season - KSR

Women’s basketball is leading the way for Kentucky Athletics, just like we all expected.

John Calipari says adversity will make 1-4 Kentucky Wildcats tougher - ESPN

Most Kentucky teams see some form of adversity, but this is new territory for the program.

BJ Boston Started Kentucky’s “Breakfast Club” Morning Workouts - Go Big Blue Country

They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

SEC moving from CBS to ESPN and ABC in new, 10-year TV deal starting in 2024 - Courier-Journal

ESPN is basically getting married to the SEC. Hopefully they make beautiful babies.

Houston Rockets’ John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins give hints of All-Star form in debuts - ESPN

This will be a fun team to watch and a wonderful bit of nostalgia for Kentucky fans.