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Monday Quickies: The Final Stretch Edition

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How are there only four games left in the regular season?

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

It feels like every year we look up and ask ourselves where has this college basketball season gone? Thankfully for Kentucky, they indeed sit atop the Southeastern Conference standings and control their own destiny to win the conference’s regular season.

The Wildcats only have four games remaining on their schedule and hold a two-game lead on both Auburn and LSU. If Kentucky can handle their business against Auburn on Saturday and manage to win three of their four remaining games, they’ll insert themselves as the first-seed in the SEC Tournament.

It’s indeed been a long season, though Kentucky’s triumphant win over Michigan State to begin the year seems like yesterday. Their mid-season crisis was a bit of a headache, but that comes with new pieces trying to find their niche with the program.

With arguably the two leading candidates for SEC Player of the Year, Kentucky appears to be moving along close to full force. As this season of college basketball has been such a toss-up each week, this could very well be the year for the Wildcats to bring Number Nine back to Rupp Arena’s rafters.

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A decade later, John Wall’s impact on Kentucky continues to grow - Kentucky Sports Radio

It all started with Mr. John Wall.

Bat Cats walk it off to complete sweep of Appalachian State - Cats Illustrated

Make it four-in-a-row for the Wildcats.

Bucks clinch earliest playoff berth in 15 years - ESPN

Considering it’s still February, this is pretty wild.

Markieff Morris clears waivers and signs with Lakers - ESPN

Marcus and Markieff Morris will both play at Staples Center, but not for the same team.

Top-10 upsets continue as No. 7 Maryland falls at No. 24 Ohio State - USA Today

Kentucky’s case to move up in the rankings has improved each day.

Mel Kiper’s new first-round predictions for Tua Tagovailoa, more - ESPN

Where will the top-two SEC quarterbacks go this spring?