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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: 2014-15 NBA Season Begins Edition

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Stephen Dunn

The NBA season officially opened last night, and Kentucky Wildcats fans got good news and bad news.

The good news is that Anthony Davis had a monster game, and has pretty much convinced everyone that he is, in fact, the next big NBA thing. I never had any doubt.

The bad? Julius Randle’s broken leg. That’s just a real bummer for Wildcats fans who loved what he did here, and know what a great young man he is. I know he’ll be back stronger than ever, but not for a while.

Kyle Tucker at the Courier-Journal has a good story up on both guys today.

Tweet of the Morning

Love for Julius

And:


Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.

Your Quickies:

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  • Mark Stoops says that Kentucky did not make enough plays to beat MSU:

    "Our guys went about their business. Their minds were right, their hearts were right. They tried the best they could. They were a better football team. As always in a loss, we all can do better. We will do better. We’ll get back to work. But give Mississippi State credit, they made the plays when they had to. They were a very physical football team, as you saw. Bottom line, they were a good team and they beat us."

    I think this is right. Will talks more about why in his latest piece here. Go read it if you haven’t.

  • The Boom is back in Kentucky football:

    “It gives them a big lift. You saw what his lack of presence did to us last week,” running backs coach Chad Scott said. “Just seeing those guys rally around him today, seeing him go out and make plays today, it’s like it gives those other guys confidence. He was back there doing things that are just Boom being Boom.”

    He really does help give Kentucky a major threat to break a big play.

  • This is good to hear:

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  • Not terribly impressed by Mike Rutherford’s top 100 basketball players. The Montrezl Harrell pick at #3 seems homerish, and Jahlil Okafor doesn’t deserve to be #1, based on what I’ve seen.

    Of course, I’m not criticizing the effort he put in, which must’ve been considerable and I promise you, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. I just disagree with a fair number of his choices. Reasonable people can disagree.

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  • Anthony Davis on quadruple-double watch:

    In the Pelicans’ season opener, Davis posted a jaw-dropping 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks, three steals and two assists. Only Hakeem Olajuwon has hit those marks in a game since at least 1985-86.

    Just four players have ever done that. Read the whole thing.

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