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Friday Headlines: Chris Livingston Rising Edition

Livingston’s offense is exactly what Kentucky needs.

Chris Livingston Isamu Haynes-Sunayama - A Sea Of Blue

Oscar Tshiebwe gets the majority of the attention for the Kentucky Wildcats. Considering he’s the reigning unanimous Player of the Year, it’s certainly justifiable.

Tshiebwe played well down the stretch of Wednesday night’s win at Mississippi State and once again received a lot of the credit. But Kentucky wasn’t winning that game without freshman wing Chris Livingston.

Livingston was held scoreless in the first half but was a real difference maker in the second half with 13 points. He shot 3/6 from the field, made a clutch three-pointer to fuel an 11-0 UK scoring run, and was a perfect 6/6 from the free-throw line (made four in the last 2:30).

The freshman has only scored in double figures four times this season, but two of those games (Arkansas & MSU) have come in his last three. And in the third game (Georgia), he scored nine points.

Livingston has come alive as an offensive threat for Kentucky, and he’ll need to continue that trend if the Wildcats are going to make a late push for the NCAA Tournament. It hasn’t exactly been a regular season to remember for Kentucky, but if they can make the Big Dance, anything is possible.

Kentucky next takes the court tomorrow with a home matchup vs. No. 10 Tennessee. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 pm ET with coverage on CBS.

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UK Athletics Committee Approves Renovation of Memorial Coliseum – UK Athletics

The renovation will fully modernize a facility completed originally in 1950 and will expand the ability to host major campus events.

UK back in NCAA Tournament projection after Quad 1 win at Mississippi State - The Cats Pause

The Wildcats and Bulldogs switched spots in Lunardi’s latest Bracketology. Lunardi now has UK among the last four into the NCAA Tournament.

Poole Adds Silver Medal, Merani Breaks School Record on Night Three in College Station – UK Athletics

The Kentucky women rose three spots as a team, moving into third with two days to go.

Livingston had all-star second half against MSU - Vaught’s Views

He’s the x-factor moving forward.

Woods shoots 69 at Genesis Invitational, trails by 5 shots - ESPN

Great to see him in action.

Kentucky WBB can’t overcome injuries in 50-40 loss to Georgia - KSR

Just 40 points... yikes.

Alvin Kamara among 4 men indicted in battery case - ESPN

Very bad news for New Orleans.

Antetokounmpo sprains wrist, All-Star Game status unknown - ESPN

No way he plays, right?

KSR’s 2023 Kentucky Baseball Preview - KSR

The season begins this afternoon.

Maryland hands No. 3 Purdue 2nd straight loss - ESPN

Trouble brewing for the Boilermakers.