Kentucky Shows No Love on Valentine's Day Gallery - Mason Burgin

Knoxville, TN - Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers made the drive up to Lexington hoping to enhance a questionable tournament resume. John Calipari had other plans.

This Tennessee team had done it before. The most recent match up between the two teams resulted in a down-to-the-wire victory for Rick Barnes.

Grant Williams struggled throughout the night against the much larger, more experienced big men for the Wildcats. The freshman, averaging (PPG), provided only # for the Vols.

Robert Hubbs also struggled in a hostile environment. Tennessee's most seasoned veteran is now just 14 of 47 from the field in his last five games.

Tennessee had no answer for Kentucky guard Malik Monk, who tallied 16 points by halftime.

Sophomore Admiral Schofield, who seemed to be the one bright spot for the Vols, cut the lead to 13 with 16:13 to go. But that's as close as Tennessee would come.
Calipari's Wildcats would finish the game on a 23-9 run, extinguishing any hope for back-to-back upsets by the Vols.
Tournament hopes still exist for Tennessee, who are benefiting from a strong RPI and strength of schedule. They look to rebound against Missouri on Saturday.


All photos - Mason Burgin

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