Poor Shooting and Turnovers Have UK Trailing Tennessee at the Half

Posted at 3:11 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-02 15:11:34-05
Jonathan Dunn – LEX 18 Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tn. – It was Kentucky and Tennessee part two in Knoxville on Saturday. The Wildcats won the first meeting in Lexington 86-69 back on February 16th.

UK got scored the first six. After a free throw, Tyler Herro found Nick Richards for a slam and Ashton Hagans hit a three pointer for a 6-0 UK advantage.

Tennessee would score the next nine. Jordan Bone scoring seven of it with a three pointer and a couple of floaters. The Volunteers would lead 9-6.

Herro gave UK a 14-13 lead with a floater. Then Tennessee picked it up. At that point, Tennessee went on a 15-4 run to take a commanding lead. It included a huge slam from Admiral Schofield and a three pointer from Grant Williams. Tennessee would lead 28-18.

The Vols would maintain the lead as UK turned it over and Grant Williams would find Jordan Bowden for the alley-oop slam. UK would counter with a three as Herro had his blocked into the hands of Hagans who then found Jemarl Baker for the shot beyond the arc.

UK would trail at the half, 37-24 in its lowest scoring output of the season at the half. P.J. Washington led the way with 6 points but four of it came from the free throw line. UK shot just 23% from the field and 63% from the free throw line. The Wildcats also committed 8 turnovers to just 2 for the Volunteers.