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What a week it was for several former Kentucky Wildcats, as New York Knicks forward Julius Randle was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, while Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
For the week, Booker averaged 36 points, 7.7 assists, and 5.3 rebounds while leading the Suns to a 3-0 record. He’s currently in his eighth NBA season, all with the Suns, who are currently holding the 4th seed in the Western Conference.
Randle, who led the Knicks to a 4-0 record, averaged 29.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. He’s currently in his ninth NBA season and fourth with the Knicks, who have won nine-straight games and now hold the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference.
Along with fellow former Cat Immanuel Quickley, the Knicks are hoping to finally end their playoff win drought, as they’ve not won a postseason series since 2013.
Perhaps a good omen for March? Randle and Booker were, after all, on the last two Final Four teams Kentucky has had...
Tweet(s) of the Day
Kentucky since the South Carolina loss at roughly the halfway point of the season: pic.twitter.com/iXFAxWB2IU— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 6, 2023
How @KentuckyMBB fared in the SEC Tournament in seasons where they finished alone with the 3rd best winning percentage in SEC regular season play:— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 5, 2023
- 1939 (Champions)
- 1942 (Champions)
- 1999 (Champions)
- 2011 (Champions)
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and New York Knicks forward Julius Randle have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 20 of the 2022-23 season (Feb. 27 – March 5). pic.twitter.com/kmvGo1TajA— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) March 6, 2023
Kentucky. Enough said.
Antonio Reeves Named Co-Sixth Man of the Year to Lead Wildcat League Honorees – UK Athletics
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It's close at the top between Alabama, Houston and Kansas, but the Jayhawks get the nod in this update thanks to their unprecedented Quadrant 1 record (15-6).
Alabama is betting favorite to win 2023 SEC Tournament - KSR
Online sportsbook Draft Kings has released odds for the 2023 SEC Tournament. At $100 bet would net you a $450 payout if the Cats won three games at Bridgestone Arena.
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First Flight of Regional Jet Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells–40-Seater is Largest Ever to Fly - GNN
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Kentucky STUNT Adds Seven Signees – UK Athletics
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South Carolina No. 1 for 37th straight week, Iowa now No. 2 - ESPN
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Lexington Legends changes name to Lexington Counter Clocks - LEX18
The team made the announcement on Monday morning. They say the name pays homage to Kentucky's historic spirit of independence.
Titans expected to release ex-Kentucky standout Bud Dupree- Cats Pause
For his NFL career, Dupree has 266 total tackles, 62 tackles for loss, 46.5 sacks, 12 pass breakups and 10 forced fumbles to show in regular season games.
Watch How Continents Moved Over 100 Million Years in Video – Mapped by Scientists as Never Before - GNN
The last 100 years of continental movement have recently been calculated by scientists and illustrated in a 23-second video, down to an astonishing 10-kilometer resolution.