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UK Men’s Basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team lost to the Tennessee Volunteers Tuesday night 61-59. The Volunteers ran down the shot clock in the final minute before Lamonte Turner hit a huge 3-pointer for the go-ahead basket in a tight game featuring 17 lead changes and 13 ties. Kentucky’s attempt to go ahead resulted in a turnover in the lane leading to Schofield’s dunk with 4 seconds left for a 61-58 lead. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made the first free throw with 1.3 seconds left and intentionally missed the second, but Tennessee came up with the rebound as time ran out. The Vols came away with just their fifth Rupp Arena victory and first since 2006 while handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss. Quade Green and Gilgeous-Alexander each had 15 points to lead the CATS, who fall to 17-7 overall and 6-5 in the SEC. UK will hit the road in their next game, as they travel to Texas A&M, Game-time is set for 7 PM.

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