For the first time since 2015, the Kentucky Wildcats (18-5, 8-2) left Thomas-Bowling Arena with a victory as they defeated the Tennessee Volunteers (13-10, 5-5) 77-64 Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats were able to find their three-point shot as they went 5-10 from downtown. Kentucky also had a big day on the glass as the Cats out-rebounded the Vols 26-17.
Saturday’s game was one to remember for freshman Johnny Juzang. Juzang scored a career-high 13 points after shooting a perfect 3-3 behind the three-point line.
“He’s got a great attitude.” John Calipari said of Juzang’s breakout performance, “He takes responsibility.”
Four other Wildcats also scored in double-figures as Immanuel Quickley led the team with 18, both Nick Richards and Tyrese Maxey scored 15 and Ashton Hagans finished with 10.
Tennessee was led by Santiago Vescovi ith 18, but it was John Fulkerson’s performance that stood out most as he drew 12 Kentucky fouls and finished the game with 16 points.
Kentucky will be back in action Tuesday when they return to the Volunteer state to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.