Good morning BBN.
First off, our thoughts and prayers go out to Damar Hamlin and his family following last night’s tragedy. Here’s to hoping the Bills safety is able to fully recover from what was a terrifying event he endured.
Now, on to Kentucky’s big game tonight vs. LSU.
This has quietly become a very important game for the Wildcats when you look at what the rest of the schedule holds, including upcoming Saturday games at No. 7 Alabama and at No. 8 Tennessee.
Will the Cats be able to hold serve at home? They really need to if they want to stay on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble and build some positive momentum for the remainder of the regular season.
Tweet of the Day
Love seeing the long-time walk-on finally earn a scholarship!
Damar Hamlin’s third annual toy drive is approaching $1M in donations. His original goal was $2,500. Thank you to everyone who donated to Damar in his selfless efforts to help kids in need. Here is the link to his charity as well:https://t.co/tcFOCC6vqD pic.twitter.com/EQOXB31Olw— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) January 3, 2023
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Big Blue Preview: Kentucky vs. LSU – UK Athletics
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Increasing bench energy a point of emphasis for Kentucky going forward - 247
The point of emphasis made by the coaching staff to increase the energy on the bench is something both Thiero and point guard Sahvir Wheeler helped propel the team to its 86-63 win over arch rival Louisville at Rupp Arena last Saturday.
Top 10 Plays 2022 Kentucky Football Season - On3
Relive the Top 10 Plays from the 2022 Kentucky Football season.
Report: Kentucky Target Jamarion Wilcox Expected to Announce Decision This Week - Sports Illustrated
Vanderbilt transfer Ray Davis will be one new addition to the RB room in Lexington come 2023, though all signs are pointing toward Wilcox becoming a second.
Opinion: Something was off with the 2022 Wildcats from the start - 247
What went wrong for the Wildcats besides the obvious answer of a poor season from its offense? Clues can be found as early as Week 1.
Tyler Ulis "extremely excited" to share expertise, learn as coach at Kentucky - On3
Tyler Ulis is excited to share his basketball knowledge as a student assistant at Kentucky -- and expectations are high from John Calipari
U.S. to Eliminate Exorbitant Cost of Prison Phone Calls With New Law - GNN
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This Week in Kentucky Basketball: New Year, New Cats - On3
The Kentucky Basketball team opens 2023 with a pair of SEC contests. LSU comes to Rupp Tuesday and then the Cats go to Alabama Saturday.
Tulane scores 16 in final 4 minutes, stuns USC in Cotton Bowl - ESPN
Tulane reeled off 16 points in the last 4:07 of the game against USC in the Cotton Bowl, including a winning touchdown in the final seconds following a safety.
Fascinating Images Show ‘Winter Wonderland’ on Mars Captured by Reconnaissance Orbiter - GNN
At a chilly minus-123°C it’s the Martian winter this year, bringing snow and ice which the NASA orbiter captured in brilliant imagery.
10 college basketball takes entering conference play - 247
An interesting note on Kentucky’s lineup of Sahvir Wheeler, Cason Wallace, Jacob Toppin, Antonio Reeves and Oscar Tshiebwe, which is only outscoring teams by 9.1 points per 100 possessions.
Breakthrough as Cellular ‘Glue’ Heals Wounds, Potentially Regrows Nerves and Tissue With Regenerative Medicine - GNN
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