Vols lose close one to Kentucky

Somebody stop Morris!

Somebody stop Rondo!

The Vols could not stop Morris in the first half and at times appeared not to even try to stop Rondo in the second. In the end, Tennessee lost to Kentucky 80-78 when C.J. Watson’s desperation three-point attempt found the rim instead of the net and bounced out.

Good game, though, and the giant human checkerboard was cool, huh? Anybody have their own pictures I can post?

And anybody know why coach Pearl was so steamed at Chris Lofton during a second-half timeout?

One of the coaches had this to say after the game:

When you shoot like we did the latter part of the second half, you’re going to win a lot of games. This shows we can compete with anyone, and we have the ability to go on the road and win a game like this against the East Division champions. With their power rating, it’s a feather in our cap.

That’s something you would expect from a Tennessee coach about a win over or a close loss to Kentucky, not the other way around.

Game recap here.

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