LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky was dialed in from tip to the final buzzer on Saturday at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats never trailed by more than two points, early in the first half, en route to a 107-79 win over No. 22 Tennessee.
TyTy Washington continued his hot streak, leading Kentucky (14-3, 4-1 SEC) with a career-high 28 points, five assists, and three steals. Sahvir Wheeler looked like he hadn’t missed the last two games, dropping 21 points and eight assists himself.
Before the game, a moment of silence was held and a video tribute played on the scoreboard to honor the life and legacy of former UK head coach Joe B. Hall, who passed away Saturday morning. On Thursday, Coach John Calipari had asked Hall to be the Y for today’s game.
Kentucky shot a blistering 68% as a team, while going 11-for-18 from three. Interestingly enough, Tennessee shot 53% from the field for the game, but turned the ball over 20 times.
With this win, Calipari now has 200 wins at Rupp Arena, and 798 wins overall in his career.
Up next, the Cats head to Texas A&M for a Wednesday night tilt. Tip-off set for 8:30 p.m. on the 19th. Following that game, Kentucky will travel to No. 4 Auburn on January 22nd.