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The Cats showed incredible resiliency in a win yesterday

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

The Kentucky Wildcats showed incredible resiliency yesterday in a victory over the Florida Gators, but while yesterday was arguably one of the team’s biggest tests considering the loss on Tuesday, the storylines and chatter going throughout the week, and falling behind by a large margin, this team has fought through adversity all season to put together a very strong regular season campaign.

Kentucky’s loss to Evansville early in the season could’ve totally derailed this season. It would've been easy for the team to completely lose confidence and/or begin pointing fingers, but the Cats battled back.

Then there were back-to-back losses in Vegas including a bad loss to Utah. Another situation that could’ve easily derailed this season, but they battled back and took down Louisville in the next game.

After losing at Auburn in a weird game that ended up as a free throw contest, Kentucky rattled off eight straight wins including the rematch against Auburn in Lexington.

This team has been resilient all season, and has made them a fun team to watch as they’ve grown and continue to show a will to win. This Kentucky team may not be the favorite going into the NCAA Tournament this year, but teams sure do not want to see them in their bracket.

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One of the most insane comebacks we’ll see for a long time.

Quickies

How UK won and why it was so impressive - KSR

You couldn’t draw that scenario up in your wildest dream.

Kentucky’s comeback one to remember - Herald Leader

Kentucky’s role players stepped up in a huge way yesterday.

Breaking down the SEC Tournament bracket for UK - Courier Journal

Not a bad path for the Wildcats.

UK Women’s team awaiting fate from tournament committee - Herald Leader

The Wildcats fell to Mississippi State, but still figure to be a tough out in the tournament.

Michael Smith will not return to UK coaching staff - Cats Pause

Expected news with the new hire.

Kentucky’s rally one of the highlights of Saturday basketball - CBS

The Cats were one of the top stories of an action-packed day.

Kentucky predicted to win SEC Tournament - Bleacher Report

The Cats go in as the #1 seed and the favorite.

Some NFL owners reportedly hoping for “no” vote on new CBA - ESPN

These owners allegedly are hoping to get an 18-game season in a deal.

Joey Chestnut breaks record for eating Big Macs - Yahoo

This is just insane.

Alarming potential ripple effects in sports of coronavirus outbreak - SI

There are a lot more shockwaves than people think about.