The Kentucky Basketball team picked up a big time road win to improve their season record to 18-5, the 77-64 victory against Tennessee puts the team in a three-way tie for first place in the SEC with Auburn & LSU.
Strong performances from Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, Johnny Juzang, and Keion Brooks pushed the Cats to a critical win.
Here are some reactions from social media following the win:
The team was excited to see Johnny:
Kentucky drip x @JohnnyJuzang
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 8, 2020
Rothstein is impressed:
Johnny Juzang scored in double-figures today for the first time in his career. Kentucky wins in Knoxville for the first time since 2015. Cats hold serve in the SEC. #BBN
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 8, 2020
A true team effort:
Really nice win for Kentucky today. Tennessee had the run to cut it to four, and it looked like the Wildcats may struggle to close another game. Instead they locked in, made tough plays and got a win in Knoxville for the first time since 2015. HECK of an effort for that group
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 8, 2020
A good omen as the tournament approaches:
This is the 8th time, out of 11 seasons, in the John Calipari era that Kentucky has started 8-2 or better through their first 10 SEC games. Kentucky has advanced to at least the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 6 of the previous 7 seasons in which they accomplished that feat
— Corey Price (@coreyp08) February 8, 2020
Rich Brooks is happy for the team:
Congrats to coach Cal and BBN on getting a good road win at Tennessee. Start the push for the tourney.
— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) February 8, 2020
Quickley is feeling confident:
— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) February 8, 2020
4 straight Saturday’s of insane road environments. (Arkansas, Texas Tech, Auburn, Tennessee)
Cats won 3 of 4.
— All Things Kentucky (@BBNWonka) February 8, 2020