Kentucky looks to finally get a win over Tennessee on the road. Tyrese Maxey gets Kentucky on the board first with a hook shot and Tennessee answers with a jump to even the score. Immanuel Quickley with a 3 to out the Cats up top. Kentucky with the early 9-8 lead in Knoxville. Free throws from Johnny Juzang and a basket from Nick Richards put Kentucky up 13-9. Kentucky is up by 5 with a lead of 18-13. Vols cut it down to 3, 18-15. Tyrese Maxey already has 9 points for the Cats and the advantage of 32-23 late in the first half. Johnny Juzang with a 3 and the Cats have a 37-30 lead at the half.
Tennessee starts the second half, Kentucky responds with a 3 pointer. Lead is up to 10 after Quickley hits both free throws, Vols respond with a 3, 44-37. Kentucky still with a lead, Tennessee responds with a 3 to cut the lead to 7, Wildcats still up with a 51-44 advantage. Vols cut it down to three. Tennessee is keeping it close here in the last 8 minutes of the second half, 53-49. Johnny Juzang has 13 points and is perfect from the field. Kentucky adds to their lead with just 6 minutes to go, 61-51. Kentucky still has the lead with just 1 minute to go, and Hagans at the line, 75-64. Kentucky is going to finally get a win in Knoxville 77-64.
Kentucky is on the road this Tuesday as they travel to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. on ESPN.