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Big Blue Links: California could be landing spot for Marcus Lee

Kentucky forward Marcus Lee (00) dunked off a lob pass assist from guard Tyler Ulis (3) during second half action of UK’s win over Stony Brook in the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2016.
Kentucky forward Marcus Lee (00) dunked off a lob pass assist from guard Tyler Ulis (3) during second half action of UK’s win over Stony Brook in the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2016. Lexington Herald-Leader

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

▪ California is in the mix for UK transfer Marcus Lee, reports Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.

▪ Team of former UK players to compete in $2 million tournament, reports Mark Sonka of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Marquis Teague cancels Saturday appearance, upsetting promoter, reports Larry Vaught of Vaught’s Views.

▪ Karl-Anthony Towns heaps praise on Kentucky, reports the Cats Pause.

▪ Sixers exploring trades for Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor, reports Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN.

▪ Jamaal Magloire reportedly angered Cavaliers, reports All KY Hoops.

▪ Ole Miss releases Notice of Allegations, reports Daniel Pauling of Clarion-Ledger.

▪ It’s not over yet for Ole Miss, says Hugh Kellenberger of Clarion-Ledger.

▪ Laremy Tunsil allegations still hang on for Ole Miss, reports Edward Aschoff of ESPN.

▪ Louisville unfazed by others breaking with Adidas, reports Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Georgia increasing season-ticket donation for football, reports Jason Butt of the Macon Telegraph.

▪ Draft withdrawal deadline brings clarity to SEC basketball rosters, reports Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune.

▪ Ben Simmons’ college career presents a dilemma for the Sixers, says Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

▪ The promise and frustration of possible Big 12 expansion, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.

▪ Florida whips Mississippi State to stay alive in SEC Tournament, reports the Gainesville Sun.

▪ Texas A&M whips Vanderbilt 13-3 in SEC quarterfinal, reports John Talty of AL.com.

▪ Clemson beats Louisville 5-3 in ACC Baseball Tournament, reports AP.

▪ It’s hard to understand Dave Hart’s latest move at Tennessee, says John Adams of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

▪ Tennessee should expect more scrutiny in wake of Baylor debacle, says Jay Clemons of SEC Country.

▪ South Carolina lands its quarterback for 2017, reports Matt Connolly of The State.

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