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Kentucky Rocky Tops No. 1 Tennessee 86-69

R.I.P. Tennessee.

Kentucky completed dominated the Volunteers in the second half to earn a victory over the No. 1 team in America for the first time since the Cats ended Ohio State’s season in the 2011 Sweet 16.

P.J. Washington opened the game by scoring the Cats’ first seven points.  Keldon Johnson hit four* three-pointers in a row (his foot was on the line for the first) to help UK build up a six-point halftime lead.

Kentucky sprinted out of the halftime locker room, opening the second half on a 14-0 run in the first three minutes to take a 20-point lead.  24,467 UK fans, the third-most in Rupp Arena history, made sure that lead was never in question.

The Vols showed a little life.  After scoring just five points in the first seven minutes of the second half, Tennessee found a spark by switching to a 1-2-2 press and a 2-3 zone.  The change of pace forced fast UK shots and ignited a 13-0 Tennessee run in only two minutes of of action.  In spite of the run, Kentucky never lost a double-digit lead.

P.J. Washington finished with 23 points, the seventh time in eight games P.J. has scored 20 points or more.  Keldon Johnson scored 19 points, Ashton Hagans dealt out seven assists and Tyler Herro grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds.

After falling to LSU in a heartbreaker, the 86-69 win over top-ranked Tennessee is exactly what the doctor prescribed.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

89 Comments for Kentucky Rocky Tops No. 1 Tennessee 86-69



  1. Catsfan1715
    10:21 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Come on out, trolls



    • Wade
      10:44 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      That’s what you say! Go cats that was fun!



  2. 4everUKblue
    10:22 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    To be fair dUKe would have beaten them by 75. Right mashburnfan?



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:25 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Nice!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:54 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      trashburn says UT actually sucks, so this win is not that impressive. We have to win at UT to validate this one, and even that would only further prove UT is garbage. We need more upperclassmen like UT has. Did I miss anything?



    • 4everUKblue
      10:55 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      No I think you just about covered it Clutch. Oh wait, he’s a season ticket holder.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:04 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Where’s the guy that says UT is our super bowl?
      I want a sterling silver trophy, about 2 feet high, weighing about 10 lbs, and I want it to say,
      SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS.



    • 4everUKblue
      11:06 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      You mean VirginiaCat?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:08 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, and I want that trophy.



    • bigbluebanana
      12:02 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Hey folks, missed you all the past few days. Had surgery and was out for a few days. How about them cats? Where are the naysayers now? We lost to a tough LSU team, and now we beat up a GREAT UT team. Please, mashburnfan or no excuses, please tell me how this team sucked tonight. Bigolblue, you mad bro?



  3. Ridge Runner
    10:22 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome baybeeeee. Yes!



  4. KatFan48
    10:23 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Hope lilolchicken aka bigolblue and mashburn can both find some crow. GO KATS



  5. AreJ
    10:23 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    We simply whipped their asses. If Tyler can settle in a little more offensively we are unstoppable. Best free throw shooter I’ve ever seen. I like my team.



  6. Nate
    10:23 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    God that felt good!



    • Ridge Runner
      10:26 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Simple but so very true words ya typed there Nate.



  7. J-Dub421
    10:23 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    We straight out played Tennessee. We had more points, more rebounds, more assists, more steals, and more blocks. Go Cats, good win!



  8. truetotheblue
    10:24 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    I was disappointed with loss to LSU but after tonight I think it was good for them cause they showed up big and listen to coach CAL.the bigs were great. Hagens played like a vetern point guard.good win way to go CATS!!



  9. RealCatsFan
    10:24 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    That was fun! And Nrs RCF is down in the middle of Vol Country watching the game. Going to rock UK Blue all over Rocky Top!



  10. UKWildcatNation
    10:25 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Where are you BigolBlue?! Almost had the score right, just had the wrong team winning! Lol. What do you think of our Cats now?



    • J-Dub421
      10:41 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      He’ll try to jump back on the bandwagon and act like he wasn’t picking us to lose the whole week.



  11. UKCatAttack
    10:25 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Anybody who talks crap about any of our teams ever again in November and December needs to shut the hell up. Time after time Coach Cal proves our guys are ready to play in February and March!



    • Ridge Runner
      11:24 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      This reminds me to give props to coach on stopping that stupid overrated chant some started during the game too.



  12. RealCatsFan
    10:26 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    That follow dunk by EJ was the most exciting play of the game.



  13. RealCatsFan
    10:28 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    That had to have been an epic night in Rupp.



    • Ridge Runner
      11:26 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      RCF.. absolutely and really, an epic day with a strong turnout at Memorial too.



  14. dhard
    10:32 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    The only intensity they displayed tonight was most impressive.



  15. makeitstop
    10:34 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Who would’ve thought that Tennessee would knock Kentucky out of the Fiesta Bowl and we would knock them off as number one in hoops?? You know what it is? Climate change!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:57 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      For a football school, we’re pretty good at basketball, too!



    • bigbluebanana
      12:03 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Lol, nice!



    • dballrb
      4:13 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

      It’s the New green deal.



  16. cats646
    10:34 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Hell yes!!!!! Great win! Should’ve beat them by even more but the refs had to get whistle happy and slow our tempo down. Oh well, we kicked their asses!!
    As I’ve said many times before, FUK THE VOLS!!!!!!!!



    • makeitstop
      10:37 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      I swore to my wife I would not bitch about the referees tonight … and I don’t think either side got the worst of it, but how are there nine fouls in the first half and over 300 in the second half? Were there rule changes at halftime? Does the NCAA move that fast? Was there a “line change” of refs? What happened to change what is and isn’t a foul?



    • KYjellyRoll
      10:52 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      I’m thinking the same thing. I don’t understand how all the contact in the first half was less of a foul than the tic tac contact in the second half?? I’m complaining about officiating, but I’m talking about fouls going both ways was ridiculous in the second half. I mean the sec watchtower must have gotten in contact with the refs at halftime and told them to call a tighter game. After the Bogus no call against LSU, I think we deserved some homecoming myself lol. We just manhandled one of the most experienced, most efficient and most physical teams in the country. go Cats



  17. StillBP
    10:34 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Well that was fun. BoB, I hope you are choking down crow after predicting we’d lose by 15.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:37 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      He’s in the fetal position with Gunnar’s jock strap.



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:33 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      He is choking on something but it is more akin to another name for an immature rooster.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:28 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Lol!



  18. truetotheblue
    10:35 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Absolutely UKCATATTACK CAL always has these guys playing there best ball by March some other teams take steps back but never a CAL coached team.11 wins out of last 12 in middle of a tough schedule.I take that any day starting 4 freshman.some haters think we should win them all by 30 and they still wouldn’t be happy



  19. J-Dub421
    10:35 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Hagans definitely broke out of his slump tonight. He was great.



    • cats646
      10:37 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      ^^^^^ I second this.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:38 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      ^^^^Third



    • N-UR-i
      10:39 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Hagans and Johnson



    • makeitstop
      10:44 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Sure did. He got beat on the first drive while adjusting his elbow wrap and threw up a doomed 1 on 3 shot in the paint w 20 secs left on the shot clock when we needed to burn clock and his other 39 minutes was sterling as far as I could tell. Great thing is that kid has a high ceiling if he comes back bc he gets better and better.



  20. BigolBlue
    10:36 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    You idiots actually thought uk was going to lose. When will you learn?? Cal is god



    • 4everUKblue
      10:39 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      How’s your UofLittleBro Cards doing snowflake?



    • J-Dub421
      10:43 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      You said Tennessee would win by 25, idiot.



    • Kerosenerag
      10:47 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      BoB calling someone an idiot. That’s funny ?



    • bigbluebanana
      12:08 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      You’re so edgy bigolblue, but the way you use sarcasm in this case is so poetic, it’s beautiful. Did you think up this most hilarious comment on your own? Most folks need a team of writers to come up with something so clever. I bet you’re so smart, probably could have any woman you want too. You’ve truly got it all in life, I’m so jealous. All I got to cling to is the fact UK ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED THE TOP TEAM IN THE COUNTRY and I’m sure you are as butthurt as ever. How’s that W taste you muppet?



    • catsarerunnin
      7:57 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      The biggest of all idiots has the audacity to call others idiots. Sukk it Slater!



  21. mikeintn
    10:37 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    What a game, loved it, great team win. everyone played good. Can’t wait to watch it again!



  22. michaelb
    10:39 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    EJ , best dunk of the year for the Cats so far #Rawr

    Quit worrying about what bigoblue has to say . I’m not sure who’s more stupid at this point , Him or the people who constantly get riled up over silly attention baited comments . Quit being such shills. It shows bad character



    • 4everUKblue
      10:41 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Do you even know what a shill is? Might want to look that up genius!



    • Nickerbocker05
      12:05 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Hahahah



    • michaelb
      9:40 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      4everukblue. Go ahead and copy and past the definition so we can all see that you have no reading comprehension skills and are like 16 years old . The definition of shill is 4everukblue



    • Soylentbeans
      6:19 am February 18, 2019 Permalink

      But you did use shill incorrectly though.



    • bigbluebanana
      12:14 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      You have a point Michael, but at this point, I feel it’s my duty to make him look bad. I don’t, however, think rebutted show bad character. His problem is simply this, indeed he is a troll, but he is the embodiment of at least one UK fan we all actually know. No matter what UK, they’ll find a reason to bltch. Troll or not, he deserves every comment thrown at him. Any of the many other commenters that refute him, including myself, can assure you we aren’t losing sleep over his words, and I for one refuse to let people crap on the team I love, whether they be a troll or not is irrelevant.



    • BigolBlue
      2:47 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah but you people are obsessed with me. Holler at me when Cal brings home another trophy.



    • ibescootch
      3:42 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      “Another trophy”. Hahaha! I’m sure when it happens you’ll just say, “Two trophies isn’t that big a deal, he should have 5 by now!” Just admit you like having something to complain about. It’s irrelevant what/who it is.



    • UKWildcatNation
      4:14 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Obsessed with you! Lolololol. I knew you were delusional, but being so conceited and arrogant after you were wrong about this game (and this team AGAIN) is not a good look, even for you. Wow



    • catsarerunnin
      7:59 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      I’ll holler at you now Slater: YOU’RE A DOUCHE!



    • 4everUKblue
      8:32 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      The thing Slater is most proud of is that he is the SECOND half starting guard for the rec league, ROFL. So he’s got that going for him, which tells you he has no life, this is his life.



  23. SanDiegoCats
    10:41 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Number 5 beats number 1 team in the country for only their 2nd loss and front page of ESPN college basketball is duke winning a meaningless game at home



    • runningunnin.454
      10:50 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, and they couldn’t wait to get out of Rupp, and show Gonzaga beating some little crappy team in their conference by 30.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      12:39 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Well, the BBN hasn’t exactly been saints the last few years now have we? Death threats to a ref?! Jumping all over Bilas for anything even remotely like a slight. I’m pretty sure there are a few other stupid things we’ve done lately that I’m not remembering. I kinda see it as payback. Karma, if you will.



    • CATandMONKEY
      1:37 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      Show ANY proof of death threats to Roofaree from KENTUCKY fans. ANY…whatsoever.
      Thanks.

      Bilas has great basketball knowledge and , in the past has given us our due praise but last two seassons he has been showing that ACC tattoo he has on his schlong.



  24. BBN3023
    10:47 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    P.J. is still P.J. He is the player that will make the cats one of the best teams. That was a great win!!



  25. Kerosenerag
    10:50 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Yea all the sportscasters at ESPN wear Duke boxers.



  26. makeitstop
    10:51 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    We’ve lost 3 games at the buzzer. One should’ve gone to OT, Said it last week but honestly it may be Cal’s bear coaching job, from an ROE perspective. Getting a lot out of these guys, but have to keep growing.



    • makeitstop
      10:52 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      That’s “best” Siri – sheez



    • Bluebloodtoo
      12:34 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

      ROE…? return on enthusiasm?



  27. sincitycat
    10:52 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Rocky Mountain very high. Thank you Cats.



  28. Voice of Reason
    11:06 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Where’s the “no excuses” idiot?



  29. clarks
    11:19 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    I bet grant and admiral getting ice baths tonight lol



  30. Matt10
    11:44 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    I wonder what they’ll be ranked on Monday. I’m guessing 7.



  31. Bluebloodtoo
    12:32 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Great win! But it won’t be as easy to come out of Knoxville with another W. Better keep working guys.



  32. UKWildcatNation
    12:37 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    I can’t imagine the outcome had we shot FTs at our normal percentage!



  33. KayutsBy90
    12:42 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Mashburn was right! I just rewatched the game from tonight and EJ did have his arm inside the rim on every play. Interference on us! Vols win!



  34. kyfrydaddy
    1:39 am February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Mashburn and BigoleTroll should both move to Knoxville now with the rest of the losers, never to be heard of again.



    • catsarerunnin
      3:21 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

      I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy and UT is pretty close to being exactly that.