Two late turnovers cost Kentucky basketball against the Vols

Share
Two late turnovers cost Kentucky basketball against the Vols

"He's a competitor", Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said of Turner.

Lamonte Turner led the Vols with 16 points, and Jordan Bowden heated up for 11 of his 13 points in the second half. Deandre Burnett, who entered the game averaging 15.2 points per game, scored just seven points on 2-of-13 shooting from the floor.

"We had some spells where we were so bad", Calipari said. It's time the nation starts talking about them, because if they keep playing with the confidence and toughness they displayed Tuesday, they are going to be a tough out for anyone come March.

The Volunteers (17-5, 7-3 SEC) have won five straight, including a 94-61 rout of Ole Miss last weekend in Knoxville.

Tennessee turned the misplay into instant offense - a quick pass from Jordan Bowden to Admiral Schofield for a dunk. While the SEC only has one team (Auburn) projected to be a No. 3 seed or higher, having so many teams in the tourney is a sign of the conference's strength.

Williams finished with 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Tennessee: For the third time during their winning streak, the Volunteers didn't have to shoot well to win the game.

One of the areas Kentucky needs to focus on is its offense after posting season lows in last week's 69-60 loss at Missouri.

The game remained unusual in the second half. The Vols outscored Ole Miss 59-36 after halftime.

Rather than risk letting Kentucky make a three-point shot, the Volunteers fouled Gilgeous-Alexander in the final four seconds. "Unfortunately, we were under it".

Kentucky, by contrast, shot just 31.3 percent in its loss at Missouri, including 10 percent from 3-point range, 2-of-20. But German missed from distance and Jackson, who scored 13, added two free throws to seal it.

Tennessee would foul Kentucky with 1.3 seconds to go to prevent a three from being taken, and the Wildcats would hit the first free throw and miss the second on goal. Tennessee answered with a 9-0 run and stayed comfortably ahead the rest of the way.

While unable to box out and rebound, the Rebels also couldn't buy a bucket, and at the helm of the shooting struggles was Deandre Burnett. Turner has come off the bench to score 15 or more points seven times and has scored 20 or more points four times this season.

A 33-point score line is supposed to be reserved for matchups like "warm-up games" between Duke and Coastal Carolina - not an in-conference, February tilt. At the under-12 minute TV timeout, the Cats hit a stretch of 4-plus minutes without a field goal.

Tennessee visits Alabama on Saturday.

But Tennessee had plenty of players to help pick up the slack.

This is an important game for both teams.

Tennessee had a scary moment early in the second half when Schofield appeared to hurt his right ankle while defending a 3-point attempt by Davis. The Wildcats pushed the ball up the court and Green converted the lay up.

"I made mistakes at the end and cost them (players) the game", he said.

Those comments were made after the team posted its fourth loss by at least 24 points since January 1 and ninth defeat by double-digits in this stretch. We had to make some adjustments (last year) in how we were going to play and what was going to be successful, but that's on me to do, which I'm trying to do.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Caitlyn Jenner gushes over Kylie's new baby after absence from pregnancy video
However, Caitlyn look to Instagram today to congratulate her youngest child on the birth of her bundle of joy. Kris forbids her daughters from appearing on Wendy's show ever again.

Man City held at Burnley after late Gudmundsson equaliser
Elsewhere, Brighton moved up to 13th and level on points with opponents West Ham after a comfortable 3-1 victory. Ramsey scored twice in the first half, either side of a headed goal from defender Laurent Koscielny.

Mesut Ozil pens new deal with Arsenal
But how do they all fit? "Overall his pace, his finishing, the quality of his runs, the quality of his reception to crosses".

Watch Elon Musk Shoot Off His Falcon Heavy
Musk told CBS News that it could actually send people back to the moon and with orbital refueling, it could send people to Mars . Musk said he's using the Roadster because it's less "boring" than typical test payloads, but it's also a smart marketing ploy.

Time's Up for Zuma? Anti-Zuma protests erupt in South Africa
However, Mr Zuma still has his supporters within the ANC - including at least two of the top six - so nothing is definite. High noon is Sona when, as now seems inevitable, Mr Zuma step up to address the national assembly for the last time.

Philly Super Bowl Parade Plans To Include Dramatic Surprises
The Eagles' Super Bowl win for the ages wasn't even 12 hours old before Nick Foles was asked to ponder what comes next. The left-leaning Eagles are the first team to win since those racially charged comments.

Justin Timberlake Performs at Super Bowl LII Halftime Show
To announce the start of the show, late-night host Jimmy Fallon introduced Timberlake. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dow sinks nearly 1600 points in worst one-day drop in history
Joel Prakken, chief USA economist for IHS Markit, predicts share price gains will be limited over the next two years. A 1,175 drop in points may sound daunting but equates to only a 4.6 percent decline.

National health protection scheme to be implemented from Oct 2
We at nexGTv feel that all these steps are a definite plus for the significant growth of the digital businesses in the country". He put revised expenditure for 2017-18 at Rs 21.57 lakh crore and projected Rs 24.42 lakh crore expenditure in 2018-19.

Lue leaves Cavs game with illness
James ended all speculation Tuesday night, though, confirming he won't waive his no-trade clause and allow the Cavs to deal him. If there is a team that may be willing to part ways with a first round pick, the Cavaliers are probably at the top of the list.

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.