Kentucky-Tennessee Postgame Notes
Jan. 18, 2014
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.