Kentucky needs to beat Tennessee on Saturday for many reasons. Not only would a win build momentum and keep the Cats in the race for the SEC regular season title, it would snap a four-game losing streak in Knoxville. Kentucky hasn’t won a game in Thompson-Boling Arena since February 17, 2015, when the 38-1 team beat Donnie Tyndall’s squad 66-48. (Man, remember Donnie Tyndall?)
Turns out the Kentucky vs. Tennessee game in Knoxville has a lot of historical significance. According to UK, the Cats have never won an NCAA Championship without first beating the Vols in Thompson-Boling Arena. To take it a step further, Kentucky has never advanced to a Final Four in the John Calipari Era without winning in Knoxville.
Plus, Tennessee sucks. Go Cats.