Tennessee gets on the board first; Kentucky will answer with basket by Devin Askew to tie up the game. Yves Pons with a basket to take back the lead for the Vols, Kentucky answers and ties it up again, this basket by Keion Brooks, Davion Mintz to the line for two, he makes both tying up the game again. Kentucky is 8 for 8 in free throws taking a 14-10 lead, but Tennessee gets a basket or two tying it up. Kentucky with a couple baskets and back to back three pointers and basket, Kentucky leads 29-22 but Tennessee hits their first three pointer followed by a basket to bring them just within two. Tennessee takes a two point lead, but Dontaie Allen drains a 3 pointer for the Cats, and they get two more baskets. Tennessee is right behind them, Keion Brooks drains a 3 pointer for the Cats. Kentucky will lead 42-34 at halftime.