Tennessee Vols fall to Kentucky in SEC Championship, 77-72

Tennessee Vols fall to Kentucky in SEC Championship, 77-72

Tennessee Vols fall to Kentucky in SEC Championship, 77-72

That was record accuracy for a half in John Calipari's nine seasons as coach. "And in order for us to be an effective team, I have to get to my spots and make people react off the plays so I can get my teammates open". But they delivered on their coach's optimism on Sunday. This should be a great crowd for the title game of this tournament. "Calipari just gets his guys to play in March and they did just that here". "And then I had to ask. We still want more".

"We came out in the first half and arguably played the best basketball we've played all year", continued Barnes. "We were chasing balls down, and we needed it". It gave United Kingdom a 77-72 victory over Tennessee and the program's 31st Southeastern Conference Tournament championship. In 18 minutes of first half play, Schofield scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The freshman guard finished 10 of 16 from the field with seven rebounds and a pair of steals.

The 1950 championship game was the only year the losing team got blown out, as the remaining six games have been relatively close. "That let me know he was all right".

Admiral Schofield has averaged 19.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over the last five games for Tennessee.

Tennessee led 2-0 off a Jordan Bone feed to Grant Williams, who had a defender sealed in the post for an easy layup.

Shooting would end up being the deciding factor in the game, as Kentucky knocked down 50 percent of its shots while the Vols only shot 37 percent from the field. Kentucky jumped out to a 33-16 lead with 4:33 left in the 1st half.

The 1941 and 1943 conference championship games between Tennessee and Kentucky were decided by three points, with the Volunteers taking both of those victories. We're just ready, man.

The Volunteers were picked to finish 13th in the SEC during the preseason, but they finished as the co-regular-season champions with No. 16 Auburn. It's still exciting to be able to make it to the NCAA Tournament, though.

Kentucky retained bragging rights in Southeastern Conference Tournament.

A missed free throw by Knox found its way to Gabriel, who is rapidly becoming an icon after his 7-for-7 three-point shooting performance on Saturday. Kevin Knox has been leading the team with 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is adding 13.4 points and 5.1 assists per contest.

The Vols (25-8) are the South Region No. 3 seed, while the No. 14-seed Raiders (25-9) are returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. The Raiders held 24 opponents to 67 points or fewer.

UT teamwork was on display on a Bone three-pointer that reduced UK's lead to 55-54. Florida was the last team to win the conference tournament when the Gators beat Kentucky 61-60 in 2014.

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