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Thursday Headlines: Elite Basketball Lineup Edition

Kentucky has found its lineup moving forward the rest of the season

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It looks like Kentucky Basketball has found its lineup moving forward.

It seems like all season the Kentucky coaching staff has struggled to put together lineups that were efficient on both sides of the ball.

But data suggests that Kentucky has found its best lineup, and it has paid dividends the last two games.

The lineup of Cason Wallace/Antonio Reeves/CJ Frederick/Jacob Toppin/Oscar Tshiebwe has shown to be the most efficient lineup in the nation, according to one data analyst.

Evan Miyakawa, who specializes in college basketball analytics, said that Kentucky lineup has the highest adjusted team efficiency of any lineup in college basketball that has played at least 60 possessions.

It’s still a relatively small sample size and the numbers are likely to regress some, as we’ve really only seen Kentucky use that lineup for extended amounts of time in the last two games, but the results are promising. That lineup played a key role in Kentucky’s win at Tennessee as well as Kentucky’s win over Georgia.

Needless to say, we need to see those 5 together on the floor more often. Will Calipari do it? We’ll see.

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Definitely doesn’t come around often.

Liam Coen likes Kentucky’s receiver depth - Vaughts Views

A lot of talent in that room.

Kentucky Softball’s Kayla Kowalik named top catcher - KSR

An honor for the Kentucky star.

Damar Hamlin is at the Bills facility almost everyday - ESPN

A credit to all the medical staff that he’s improved so much.

Cason Wallace projected just outside lottery - Bleacher Report

Still think he’ll be a lottery pick.

Ranking possible Super Bowl matchups - Yahoo

Which matchup are you rooting for?

Arkansas is losing its offensive coordinator - CBS

Kendal Briles looks to be headed to TCU.