Tuesday Headlines: Tennessee Gameday Edition
The Kentucky Wildcats are on the road tonight in what is sure to be a tough environment in Knoxville at Thompson-Bolin Arena.
Kentucky has struggled in Knoxville in recent years, but the Cats had one of their best games of the season in the game between the two teams earlier this season at Rupp Arena, a game Kentucky won. won 107-79.
But since that game, Tennessee has been on a roll. The Vols have won 7 of their last 8, with the only loss being a one-point loss to Texas in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. This recent streak propelled Tennessee to No. 3 in the SEC rankings, just one game behind Kentucky.
Taking the road to Knoxville won’t be easy, especially if the Cats are without TyTy Washington, but a win over the 16th-ranked Vols would also be a big tournament callback while keeping Kentucky within striking distance of Auburn for the SEC. Regular season championship.
It’s going to be late tonight with a 9pm ET warning, so rest up and get ready to cheer on the Cats!
Tweet of the day
It’s the best Kentucky team I’ve seen in years. They defend, selfless, shoot and sound basically both sides. One of my five that could cut the nets!! Gonzaga too – the other 3 I want to see more – one is on the east coast and it’s not Iona ♂️
—Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) February 15, 2022
Well, interesting take from Rick.
I want him on my team.
An uphill battle without your top scorer.
Hopefully the Cats can score points on the Tennessee defense.
But it seems that the nonsense is all around this situation.
It’s hard to imagine that they won’t.
The tanking allegations could cost him the franchise.