Tennessee Beats Kentucky Again, 61-59

02/06/2018 08:45 PM

John Calipari didn’t get the full 40 minutes of basketball he was hoping for from his young team and, worse, the Cats again proved to have too little, too late as they fell to Tennessee for the second time this season.

The first half was one of the roughest 20 minutes of basketball you’ll ever see, with Kentucky going a full 15 minutes without a two-point field goal and Tennessee also struggling to put the ball in the hoop. A push by both teams in the final minutes sent the game into the break with Tennessee leading, 27-26.

In the second half, Kentucky continued to struggle and the Cats were not able to make the plays down the stretch. Freshman Quade Green came off the bench to lead the team with 15 points to go with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (15) and Kevin Knox (10) also scored in double digits for the Cats.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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