Kentucky will learn its NCAA Tournament first round opponent and location Sunday evening during the annual NCAA Selection Show. Daniel and Schofield both chipped in 11 points in the half as well. "I wanted this tournament".
A night after hitting 11 of their first 12 shots and 76 percent (19 of 25) in the first half of a semifinal win over Arkansas, the Volunteers didn't fare almost as well early on Sunday.
The Vols beat the Wildcats twice this year. To begin the second half, UT was 1-of-8 from the floor. He entered the contest as the team's second-leading scorer at 11.3 points per game, while also averaging 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 32 appearances. "I've been watching them". Arkansas ranks 153rd in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
The Tennessee Volunteers survived late game heroics by Mississippi State guard Lamar Peters and then watched a potential game winning Bulldogs three go long before they could claim a 62-59 win in Friday night's SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
"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.
"But we have a lot of respect for Gregg [Marshall] and his program and Mick [Cronin] and his program". Not only did we turn it over 17 times, but Admiral and Grant took some really bad shots yesterday where they were pressing, and it was simple. In those two games, Tennessee scored 73 points per game. "We had a great game with them up there to start the season".
No one probably knew that Green's shot brought UK's first-half lead to its zenith: 33-16.
The team's season has been marked by exceeding expectations.
"We didn't have any energy today", Macon said. That's why we are so unsafe and the way we're playing defense right now is awesome.
Tennessee finished 28-of-49 (57.1%) from the field, and knocked down a season-high 64.7% (11-of-17) of their three-point attempts.
James Daniel III shot three-of-four from three-point range, helping him add 12 points to the Vols' cause. Jaylen Barford added 14, and Anton Beard and Darious Hall had 11 each in the loss. "I have to be aggressive in order for us to be an effective team". "But we came out in the second half and played better".
The Tennessee Volunteers are 25-7 on the season, and have won 6 straight games, including a blowout win Saturday over Arkansas.
"That's the blessing of a double bye", Schofield said.
Schofield said he couldn't discredit the Razorbacks, who beat the Vols 95-93 in overtime in Walton Arena on December 30 to open SEC play. That was record accuracy for a half in John Calipari's nine seasons as coach. "We didn't allow that. We needed to lose four in a row". Kentucky has won 8 national titles, and 126 NCAA Tournament games.
"Tennessee is a really good team", Gilgeous-Alexander said. "So I think tomorrow will be that kind of game".
"We've still got a lot more basketball left".
At the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Saturday - the SEC title game will be played between the Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers.
"We're playing real good", Gafford said.
"We're praying that Nick Weatherspoon is going to be okay". "We've just got to worry about our jobs and doing our jobs consistently".
"They're growing up", Calipari said. "That ends this season".