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Tennessee 61 UK 59

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Shooting continues to be a problem.  UK hits 1 of their first 9 as Tennessee takes a 9-8 lead with 11:49 to go in the half.

5:15 to go in the half when UK finally gets a basket that isn't a 3.  True Blue Fans had to be wondering if they would go a half without a normal bucket.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with a nice pass to Jarred Vanderbilt for a dunk.  UK leads 14-13.

Rupp wants to get loud but the players have to give them something.  Wenyen Gabriel gets the crowd going with a block, then when UK gets the ball he hits a 3.  UK leads 18-17.

After an awful start shooting the rock, UK hit 6 out of their last 7. Quade Green gets a bucket with 3 seconds left in the half, but Tennessee leads 27-26. Green leads with 10 points. He's made all four of his shots.

UK hit 8 of 21 for 38% in the first half.  Tennessee also shot 38%.

The second half was tight.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with a drive to tie the game at 46.

Jarred Vanderbilt comes up with.  First with the steal, and then after Green misses the layup, Vanderbilt follows.  His bucket with 3:40 to go ties the game at 50.

Turnovers at the end were costly for UK.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 2 in the final 47 seconds as Tennessee comes back to beat UK 61-59.

It's the first time since 1999 that Tennessee has swept the regular season series with UK, and it's Tennessee's first win at Rupp since 2005.

Quade Green and Shai both led UK with 15.

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