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Monday Headlines: New Mexico State Gameday Edition

Finally, the real thing begins.

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Happy Monday, BBN!

Finally, the return of college basketball has arrived, and with it comes the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2023-24 debut tonight vs. New Mexico State at 8 pm ET on the SEC Network. ESPN BPI gives the home team an 87.3% of victory.

Tonight’s contest in historic Rupp Arena will see the 16th-ranked Wildcats tip off what hopes to be a fun season of hoops in the Bluegrass, as they’ll face the Aggies out of Conference USA.

How will the freshmen look? Can Tre Mitchell hold down the fort at center? Will the Cats play fast with lots of 3s and improved spacing?

Here’s to hoping for a special year for Kentucky Basketball.

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Kentucky Hosts New Mexico State in Regular Season Opener – UK Athletics
This is the second all-time meeting between the Cats and Aggies. The other came in the 1999 NCAA Tournament in New Orleans. Kentucky won that game 82-60. Heshimu Evans led UK with 15 points, and Wayne Turner had 14.

Know your opponent: New Mexico State Aggies - Cats Pause
New Mexico will bring an entirely new-look roster to Lexington.

Ceccarello Leads Kentucky to Victory vs. Ole Miss – UK Athletics
Sophomore Sofia Ceccarello earned the highest individual smallbore and air rifle scores of the day, posting an individual aggregate of 1188 to propel the University of Kentucky rifle team to a 4718-4707 victory over Ole Miss.

DeLeye, Beavin Send No. 13 Kentucky Past No. 20 Florida in Four – UK Athletics
With 15 kills from freshman Brooklyn DeLeye and 13 kills from senior Reagan Rutherford, the No. 13 Kentucky Volleyball team won its 10th-straight match.

Three takeaways from Kentucky's bowl-clinching win over Mississippi State - Cats Pause
The Cats won its first game in Starkville since 2008 and clinched bowl eligibility for an eighth straight season Saturday.

Brad White confident defense is capable of elite play: "They have it." - KSR
Kentucky's defense has the talent to be special -- it just has to have the confidence and swagger to prove it on the field.

Kentucky Vs. Mississippi State: After Action Review - KSR
It's time to break down what went right and what went wrong during Kentucky's 24-3 win over Mississippi State.

Southeastern Conference Player Power Rankings - Version 1.0 (Preseason) - KSR
The Southeastern Conference is one of the most talented leagues in the country once again. Here is a preseason look at the best players.

Sources: Initial fear is Giants' Daniel Jones has torn ACL - ESPN
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones left Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in the first half because of a noncontact knee injury.

C.J. Stroud's huge game, late heroics lift Texans to victory - ESPN
Rookie C.J. Stroud threw for 470 yards and five touchdowns, and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Tank Dell with 6 seconds remaining lifted the Texans to a 39-37 win over the Buccaneers.

Josh Dobbs replaces injured Jaren Hall, leads Vikings' comeback win - ESPN
Minnesota's Josh Dobbs did not take a single practice rep with his new team prior to replacing injured quarterback Jaren Hall in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Falcons and led the Vikings to a comeback win.

Texas Mother–Daughter Duo Receive Prestigious Award from 3 Past Presidents for Easing Pain From Rare Disease - GNN
A Texas mother-daughter duo was honored with 2023 Points of Light Award for their fierce advocacy for children with pediatric pancreatitis.

New ‘Super Melanin’ Cream Heals Skin From Sun Exposure And Chemical Burns - GNN
A new ‘super melanin’ skin cream developed by at Northwestern University shows the ability to prevent and heal sun damage and chemical burns.