Maaaaaaaan, WHAT A GAME.
Tennessee Vol fans already have plenty of bragging of rights, winning three of the last five games against the Kentucky Wildcats, but Saturday’s victory was a beautiful display of dominance that made all Vol fans forget about the dismal performance that occurred two weeks ago in Lexington.
Just in case you needed more ammo, here are some stats to shut up any friends, family, or coworkers that wear that annoying blue:
- At one point in the first half, the Vols led 19-16, but Jordan Bone had nine of the 19 points on 4 of 5 shooting. The rest of the team was just 3 of 13 at that point.
- Kentucky went on a 9:32 scoring drought in the first half before a made bucket. The team scored only five points - all from the charity stripe - during that span. Tennessee didn’t shoot so well in comparison, but still found a way to score 17 points.
- P.J. Washington went out of the game with his second foul with 8:23 left in the first half and the Cats scored just six points over the remaining minutes. UK’s 24 first-half points were the least amount of points scored in the first half all season long.
- The Wildcats made just six baskets in the first half compared to eight turnovers. In comparison, Tennessee made 12 baskets to two turnovers.
- The Vols started off with one assist on six made baskets to begin the first half, but finished with seven assists on 12 made baskets in the first 20:00
- The Wildcats finished the first half 1 of 15 from the field.
- Tennessee opened the second half on an 11-3 run in the first four minutes of the game.
- With 16:22 left in the game, UK had scored just 27 points on 7 of 29 shooting, compared to a combined 29 points from Jordan Bone and Grant Williams on 9 of 15 shooting.
- Kentucky started off the second half 5 of 7 from the floor during the first 7:02 in the second half, but went 3 for 10 over the next 9:40 of the game.
- Kentucky didn’t score a single bucket for a combined 16:45 during the game.
- UK averaged 78 points per game on the season and scored 52 against Tennessee.
- Jordan Bone finished with a career-high 27 points on 11 of 15 shooting, including 5 of 5 from long distance.
- The Vols forced 17 turnovers for the game and scored 18 points off those turnovers.
- Kentucky scored just six baskets in the first half and just eight in the second half. The team finished 14 of 44 overall for the game.