Rare Kentucky-Tennessee final offers Cats a shot at redemption

Vols know UK will be “hungry to beat us”

Tennessee Basketball: Offensive continuity leads Vols rush to SEC Championship game

The Wildcats will look to get some revenge after losing their last two matchups with the Volunteers, plus they have an 11-game winning streak in SEC Tournament games on the line. Take note of Daylight Savings as well.

However, Tennessee has been excellent at defending the perimeter this season, so it won't be as easy for John Calipari's squad to make that type of impact from beyond the arc. They took down Alabama 88-63 in the semifinals with Wenynen Gabriel nailing a flawless 7 of 7 from beyond the arc.

"Tennessee is a really good team", Gilgeous-Alexander said. The memory of that game's letdown will linger large today. "It's basketball. You win, lose, put it behind you and say, hey now we've got to get ready for the next game and that's what we'll do".

"We came out the first half and arguably played the best basketball we've played all year", Barnes said after his team eliminated Arkansas.

Tennessee has won its last two SEC Tournament game, both of which have taken place during this year's tournament.

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Wenyen Gabriel has played huge in this tournament, and his 3-point shooting performance on Saturday was one to remember.

Bone finished with 19 points and also dished out four assists.

The reputations of Calipari and Kentucky were never going to make this team a sleeper in the NCAA tournament.

In the end the Wildcats won their 14th consecutive SEC Tournament title when they defeated the Vols, 77-72.

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"I think so, but obviously we won't know until he goes through his pregame warmup", said Gentry.

Gilgeous-Alexander was 10 of 16 from the field and added seven rebounds and a pair of steals, and he hit the clinching free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining.

Tennessee had won the first two regular season matchups against Kentucky before the tournament final. "We got back in the game and we simply didn't finish out". We got swept in the series this season.

"They're a totally different team than they were then", Barnes said of Kentucky.

There's always next year when another group of 5-stars recruits rolls into Lexington.

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According to oddsmakers at YouWager, this game is considered even, with neither Tennessee nor Kentucky giving any points to the other. No. 2 seed Georgia State (24-10) will be making its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2015. He scored on a contested post-up, then passed out of the post to an open Lamonte Turner, whose three-pointer reduced Kentucky's lead to 52-48.

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