For the first 15 minutes of the day, Kentucky put on a show, pushing the lead all the way up to 17 points with 4:31 left in the half.
Following a ridiculous Admiral Schofield hot streak, the Vols cut the UK lead to just five, with the score being 36-31 at the half.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Kentucky with 14 points on 6-9 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Kevin Knox has also managed ten points, despite a rough 4-12 shooting display in 17 minutes of action.
Wenyen Gabriel knocked down his eighth-straight three-pointer en route to seven first-half points and three rebounds.
Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield has put on a show, scoring 17 points and eight rebounds, including a run of 11 straight points for the Volunteers.
If the Cats want to hang onto the lead, they have to limit the UT big man in the second half.
Check out the first half box score: