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Big Blue Links: Skal Labissiere makes Kentucky basketball even more dangerous

Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere (1) blocked a shot by LSU forward Craig Victor II (32) in the first half of the LSU at Kentucky men's basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky, on March 5, 2016.
Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere (1) blocked a shot by LSU forward Craig Victor II (32) in the first half of the LSU at Kentucky men's basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky, on March 5, 2016. Lexington Herald-Leader.

Big Blue Links for Monday:

▪ Brad Calipari will join the UK basketball team next season, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Tyler Ulis is the SEC’s Player of the Year, says CBS Sports.

▪ Skal Labissiere’s emergence makes Kentucky more dangerous, reports Brian Bennett of espn.com.

▪ Labissiere emerging at the right time, writes Metz Camfield of coachcal.com.

▪ Senior Day showcased why it’s special to play at UK, writes Keith Peel for Vaught’s Views.

▪ South Carolina again claims another SEC women’s tournament title, reports David Cloninger of The State.

▪ Mississippi State comes up short in title game, reports Zach Dean of the Clarion-Ledger.

▪ LSU knows it probably needs to win the SEC Tournament, writes Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate.

▪ Kenny Gaines, Charles Mann have changed perception of Georgia basketball, writes Jason Butt of Macon Telegraph.

▪ Overall No. 1 seed is Kansas’ for the taking, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.

▪ Defense has found a leader in Love, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Illinois hires former UK assistant Lovie Smith as its head coach, reports Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune.

▪ Peyton Manning is far more than records, says Mark Wiedmer of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

▪ Manning made Tennessee fans proud to the end, writes John Adams of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

▪ Former Auburn running back Tre Mason tasered and arrested, reports Michael Niziolek of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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