No. 15 Kentucky squeezes past Tennessee winning 77-64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WYMT) - For the first time in five years, No. 15 Kentucky defeated the Volunteers winning 77-64 in Knoxville.

Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey reacts after making a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State early Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. Kentucky won 69-62.

The Wildcats led the Volunteers 37-30 going into halftime.

The Wildcats had four turnovers in the first four minutes but led 7-4 at the first TV timeout.

UK went on an 8-0 run to take a 26-15 lead with 6:11 to go in the first half.

Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickly, Johhny Juzang, Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans all finished the game in double digits.

Johnny Juzang scored a career-high in Knoxville with 13 points.

Up next for Kentucky is the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday.