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Big Blue Links: Georgia knows what’s at stake against Kentucky

Kentucky guard Jamal Murray acknowledges fans in the crowd after making a three point basket in the second half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Florida, Saturday, Feb. 06, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington .
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray acknowledges fans in the crowd after making a three point basket in the second half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Florida, Saturday, Feb. 06, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington . Lexington Herald-Leader

Big Blue Links for Tuesday:

▪ Georgia knows what’s at stake against conference power Kentucky. The Bulldogs come to Rupp Arena for a 9 p.m. game on Tuesday. ESPN has the telecast.

▪ One-and-done lives on, and Kentucky is unapologetic. Seth Emerson of the AJC made the trip to Lexington to write on the Cats in advance of Tuesday night’s UK-UGA game.

▪ Tyler Ulis has been a coach on the floor for this Kentucky basketball team. The 5-foot-9 point guard makes suggestions that John Calipari and his staff take seriously.

▪ It’s official. Derrick Ansley is leaving the UK football staff. The defensive backs coach is joining Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. Coaching the defending national champions was too good to pass up.

▪ Kentucky’s teams are finding creative ways to torture the BBN, writes Mark Story.

▪ UK’s guards get another chance to shine against Georgia. The Cats’ backcourt starred in the win over Florida last Saturday.

▪ UK softball is trying to go from good to great. Rachel Lawson begins her ninth season as the Kentucky coach. Her teams have reached the post-season seven consecutive years.

▪ Sacha Killeya-Jones enjoying the Kentucky fans. The UK basketball signee says the fans are crazy in a good way.

▪ Connecticut women were too much for South Carolina. The No. 1 Huskies rolled to a 66-54 win over the No. 2 Lady Gamecocks.

▪ Auburn guard Kareem Canty remains suspended. Canty is averaging 18.3 points per game for the Tigers, who have lost five in a row.

▪ Two Missouri players remain suspended. The Tigers are last in the league with a 1-9 record.

▪ I.J. Ready’s status is in question for Mississippi State’s game against Arkansas. The junior guard has been out with an upper back injury.

▪ Arkansas hopes to snap road woes in Starkville. The Razorbacks take on Mississippi State on Tuesday night.

▪ Tennessee’s confidence has been left at home. The Vols continue to struggle on the road, as shown by the 18-point loss at Arkansas on Saturday. That followed Tennessee’s comeback win over Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena.

▪ The Vols need struggling veterans to shake off the rough stretch. The Vols host Auburn on Tuesday night.

▪ Florida is wary of Stephen Moody. After their loss at Kentucky, the Gators return home to face Ole Miss and its terrific guard.

▪ Steve Spurrier is now working as special assistant at South Carolina. The legendary coach stepped down from his football duties midway through last season.

▪ LSU football says its going to apply more elbow grease in the passing game. The Tigers’ offense kept LSU from big things in 2015.

SEC men’s basketball Tuesday

7:00 - Auburn at Tennessee (SEC)

9:00 - Arkansas at Mississippi State (SEC)

9:00 - Georgia at Kentucky (ESPN)

9:00 - Ole Miss at Florida (ESPNU)

SEC men’s basketball standings

Team

W

L

W

L

LSU

8

2

15

8

South Carolina

7

3

20

3

Texas A&M

7

3

18

5

Kentucky

7

3

17

6

Florida

6

4

15

8

Georgia

6

4

15

8

Ole Miss

5

5

15

8

Vanderbilt

5

5

13

10

Arkansas

5

5

12

11

Alabama

4

6

13

9

Tennessee

4

6

11

12

Auburn

3

7

9

13

Miss State

2

8

9

13

Missouri

1

9

9

15

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