Tennessee at Kentucky — UK Post-Game Notes
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., January 18, 2014
Attendance: 24,246, second-largest of the season
FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 74, Tennessee 66
Team Records, Notes
- Kentucky is 13-4, 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 11-6, 2-2 in league play.
- Kentucky leads the series 150-67.
- UK leads the series 90-16 in Lexington, including 35-4 in Rupp Arena.
- This is the only time the teams will meet during the regular season. The teams have played two regular-season games every year since the 1953-54 season.
- Kentucky continues its three-game homestand Tuesday night against Texas A&M. Game time is 9 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.
- Kentucky started Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and Willie Cauley-Stein for the 10th-consecutive game.
- Tennessee got the game’s first six points before Julius Randle got UK got on the board at 17:08. Two possessions later, Randle made his first 3-pointer as a Wildcat.
- Tennessee led the entire way until the final minute of the half.
- The Wildcats were down 30-24 when Randle scored UK’s next seven points to make it 32-31 UT.
- James Young’s first basket of the game, a 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining, sent UK to the locker room with its first lead at 34-32.
- Tennessee regained the lead early in the half and the teams battled back-and-forth.
- Tied at 39, UK gradually pulled away to 64-53 with 4:11 remaining, the Wildcats’ largest lead of the game.
- Tennessee held UK scoreless the next three minutes, but could only pull within 64-58 when Andrew Harrison hit a contested driving shot with 1:09 to play.
- Tennessee got no closer than six the remainder of the way as the Wildcats held on to win 74-66.
- Kentucky has won 19 consecutive home games and is 78-2 in Rupp Arena under Coach Calipari.
- Kentucky made its first 17 foul shots until the first miss with only 32 seconds to play.
- UK finished the game 23 of 24 for a season high of 95.8 percent.
- Kentucky made 7 of 16 on 3-point shots, 43.8 percent.
- Seven made is only one shy of UK’s season high of eight vs. Arlington and Baylor.
- 43.8 percent is UK’s fourth-best game of the season.
- UK did a good job taking care of the ball with only eight turnovers, just one more than the season best of seven vs. Asheville and Belmont.
- Julius Randle had 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half.
- Also tied his career high assists with four.
- Andrew Harrison tallied a career-high 26 points, his first 20-point game as a Wildcat.
- Led the Cats with 10-of-10 at the foul line.
- Also had three assists with no turnovers in 33 minutes of play.
- Aaron Harrison added 14 points, the 11th time in the last 12 games he has scored in double figures.