Kentucky tops Tennessee, wins fourth straight SEC tourney title
Mar 12 2018
The Vols' lead slipped in the opening five minutes of the second half, when Arkansas went on an 8-0 run in a span of fewer than two minutes.
SGA banked in a three-pointer early in the first half to extend the Cats lead to 12.
They will learn where and who they'll play Sunday evening during the NCAA Selection Show.
The Volunteers won their opening tournament game over Mississippi State, and they continued their recent hot streak against sixth-seeded Arkansas (23-11) - winning their sixth straight and for the 13th time in their last 15 games. "It's not hitting me yet". Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Wildcats with a game-high 29 points, and Kevin Knox added 18 points of his own.
"A month ago, I wasn't sure we'd be in the tournament", Calipari said.
Peters finished with 22 points after scoring 24 points in a second-round win over LSU Thursday night. "In the second half, we tried to change the narrative". Tennessee is 25-8 overall.
At that point, Tennessee warmed to the task, as 13 points from Admiral Schofield sparked a 15-3 Tennessee run to end the half.
"Kentucky is a totally different team than they were then", said Barnes.
We will update with trends once they've been released.
In the Razorbacks' last contest, they defeated the No. 23 Florida Gators, 80-72.
Mississippi State guard Nick Weatherspoon suffered a scary injury on Friday, and people were not happy with how the SEC and their referees handled it.
"I thought the toll of three days might have caught up with us", Anderson said.
I don't need to tell Vol fans not to take this opportunity for granted. You do that against Arkansas, they're going to ring you up really pretty quickly. Kentucky grew their first half lead to as much as 17 after Quade Green made a pull-up jumper with just under 5 minutes left in the first half. UT did surpass its season-high for 3-point shooting, making 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from deep.
Tennessee'sJordan Bone said on Saturday that "we're trying to flawless, so we just have to do that and get ready for a team that's hungry to beat us". "It's really just playing within the offense". It marks just the third time since 1979 that Tennessee will be playing for it. No big deal. Beating Tennessee for the second time in one season? That percentage just narrowly missed Tennessee's season-high of 57.5 percent at SC on January 20.
"We didn't have any energy today. So I think tomorrow will be that kind of game".
Admiral Schofield scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
"We were being a lot more aggressive and it started with Jordan Bone", said Schofield. "We didn't give them any resistance in the first half, we felt". "We came here to win". It gave United Kingdom a 77-72 victory over Tennessee and the program's 31st Southeastern Conference Tournament championship.
"That's the blessing of a double bye", Schofield said.