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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies and Open Thread: Lauren Bacall Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Mark Stoops' defense should be ready to impress this year. Wildcats in Bahamas help Samaritan's Feet. More.

Lauren Bacall in "To Have and To Have Not" with Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall in "To Have and To Have Not" with Humphrey Bogart
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Welcome to Thursday. Today’s Quickies are in honor of Lauren Bacall, who passed away on Tuesday. I remember several of her movies, particularly Key Largo and To Have and Have Not. I don’t remember her so much for her voice as for her demure, yet amazingly alluring demeanor. She and I also nearly shared the same birthday, being only one day apart, though 33 years removed.

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  • Instead of hitting the beach, the Wildcats hit the Samaritan’s Feet trail.

    "I want to have an impact 10 years, 20 years, 30 years from now," Coach Cal said. "Many of the players I’m going to coach are going to come across fame and fortune. What do you do with it? Do you make your life about yourself and how much you can grab, or do you make your life about everybody else?"

    I think that says it all.

  • Coaches "surprised" at Karl-Anthony Towns’ scoring? I don’t get that. He’s always been able to score, he’s just willing to defer to teammates. But don’t mistake that willingness for inability.

    "[Karl Towns Sr. said] Come October and November, I’m telling you, he’s going to be something to really reckon with. People really didn’t get to see him shoot. But once he gets in that flow, they’re going to see he can shoot the ball from way far."

    Indeed. Way, way far. He hasn’t showed it yet, much like Booker, but Towns can shoot the ball with in-the-gym range, and can make them at a high percentage.

  • Five thoughts on Kentucky after their third straight win.

    I think people have fallen a little too much in love with Tyler Ulis. Ulis is excellent for a freshmen, but he isn’t the best point guard on the team by quite a ways. Still, his combination of defense and floor vision are really great qualities to have in one so young.

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