The Kentucky Wildcats suffered a stunning defeat Tuesday as they fell to the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 81-73 in the final game at Rupp Arena this season.
Kentucky dominated the first half from the jump as they took a 42-31 lead into the halftime locker room and led by as many 17 in the second half but could not put away a determined Tennessee squad who outscored the Cats 50-31 in the second half.
UK had no answer for Vols forward John Fulkerson. The redshirt junior scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. Josiah-Jordan James (16) and Yves Pons (15) also scored in double figures for the Vols.
Kentucky (24-6, 14-3) will wrap up the regular season Saturday when they travel to the Swamp to take on the Florida Gators.