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Sunday Headlines: Rhyne Howard Edition

Kentucky looks to celebrate the career of Rhyne Howard today.

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel Saul Young/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Sorry for the belated headlines today. I had to get to church and then run some errands right after and didn’t have time this morning.

It’s Rhyne Howard day at Memorial Coliseum as Kentucky looks to honor one of the most decorated players in recent memory for the Kentucky Wildcats Women’s basketball team. The Cats take on Auburn at 4:00 PM today and the folks at UK are encouraging everybody to come out.

They are looking to end the regular season on a six game winning streak ahead of the SEC Tournament.

Here is why today is special for the program:

One of the best players to ever wear the Blue and White, Howard will finish her career in the top 10 of nearly every statistical category Kentucky recognizes, including second in scoring and 3-point shooting. Rhyne has scored over 2,150 points in her career to become the second all-time leading scorer in school history – men’s and women’s. She was just the third men’s or women’s player in program history to score 2,000 career points in 100 games or less. Howard is a two-time consensus first-team All-American, two-time SEC Player of the Year, has been a finalist for every major national player of the year award each of the last two seasons and was the unanimous national freshman of the year in 2019. This season, Howard is leading Kentucky in scoring, rebounding, 3-point shooting, steals and blocks, while she is second on the team in assists. The native of Cleveland, Tennessee, is averaging 19.9 points per game with 8.0 rebounds per game. Howard has scored 10 or more points in 12 of the last 13 games, including eight double-doubles during that stretch.

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Calipari bemoans Kentucky’s lopsided schedule | Cats Pause- Pretty strange that the SEC didn’t schedule home and home with their top three teams but whatever.

Kentucky’s rally falls short at Arkansas | WDRB- It’s tough to overcome an early double digit deficit on the road. That was the one thing I was worried about; the Rupp crowd was able to will the Cats to leads and wins the past two games but it was a different story in Fayetteville.

Kentucky drops to a 3 seed in latest CBS bracketology | CBS- I disagree with Providence and Wisconsin jumping the Cats while Auburn still keeps it’s one seed after losing two out of their last three.

Seven in the top ten drop games on Saturday | ESPN- It was a wild day in college basketball as teams fell all over the place. The final week in the regular season is set up to be wild.

Cats get a walk off win in extra innings | Cat’s Illustrated- The Cats improve to 6-0 on the season after a thrilling 13-12 win over Western Michigan. They play again today at 1:00 PM.

UK Wide Receivers need to grow up fast | KSR- Spring football is about to begin and the wide receivers for Kentucky will have a chance to make a name for themselves.