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Monday Headlines: Respect Rhyne Howard Edition

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She’s earned it.

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Following their 71-63 win over Idaho State, the Kentucky Wildcats are advancing past to the second round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky was led by superstar guard Rhyne Howard, as she put together an all-around performance of 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a game-high 35 minutes.

As the heart and soul of the Wildcats, Howard was unfortunately snubbed from the All-American first team.

Per KSR: “I got a lot of thoughts about it, but we’re going to keep it cordial,” Howard said at the beginning of the week. “I definitely think it’s political. I am upset about it. I’m hurt about it.”

Though she’s clearly one of the most dominant and impactful players in the country, several voters obviously downplayed her success by electing her to the second team this year. Howard clearly took her snub personally, so good luck to every team that now stands in the way of Howard and her fellow Wildcats.

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Quickies

Loyola Chicago upsets top-seeded Illinois after Sister Jean’s pregame prayer - ESPN

This is why we watch sports.

Winners and losers from men’s NCAA Tournament second-round game - USA Today

Who is moving on and who is headed home after a wild weekend of basketball?

PHOTOS – UK Softball With a Pair of Saturday Wins - Vaught’s Views

How about those lady Wildcats?

Hornets rookie phenom LaMelo Ball out indefinitely with fractured bone in wrist - USA Today

Front runner for rookie of the year is likely done for the season.

Buddy Boeheim’s 25 points help send Syracuse Orange, Jim Boeheim into Sweet 16 - ESPN

One might say Buddy Boeheim is a bucket...

Four-star Myles Rowser close to a decision - Cats Illustrated

Will he end up in Kentucky blue?

Smart says Celtics held team meeting to spur turnaround: ‘We still have time’ - ESPN

They’ll need to get things going in the right direction soon.

BJ Boston Declares for the NBA Draft - Kentucky Sports Radio

Safe to say things didn’t go as expected during his time as a Wildcat.