The reason for Kentucky’s poor shooting at Tennessee

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks about his team’s 31.8 percent shooting in the 71-52 loss to Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, March 2, 2019. UK shot 54.7 percent against UT in Lexington.
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Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks about his team’s 31.8 percent shooting in the 71-52 loss to Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, March 2, 2019. UK shot 54.7 percent against UT in Lexington.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.