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Reaction to Kentucky basketball toppling top-ranked Tennessee

Reaction to Kentucky’s 86-69 win over No. 1 Tennessee on Saturday:

Rout of Tennessee shows how much UK has grown, writes Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. “In more ways than one, an 86-69 rout of No. 1 Tennessee on Saturday night served as something of a growth chart for Kentucky, which barely three months earlier opened the season with a stunning 34-point loss to Duke.”

Kentucky regains its indispensable player, writes Mark Story of the Herald-Leader. “John Calipari used a post-practice video session Thursday to essentially file a basketball missing persons report. With No. 5 Kentucky coming off an upset home loss to LSU and about to face No. 1 Tennessee, Cal put an all-points bulletin out for “the absent” Ashton Hagans.”







TeamSECOverall
Tennessee11-123-2
LSU11-121-4
Kentucky10-221-4
Ole Miss8-418-7
S Carolina8-413-12
Auburn6-617-8
Alabama6-615-10
Florida6-614-11
Miss State6-618-7
Arkansas5-714-11
Missouri3-912-12
Texas A&M3-910-14
Georgia1-1110-15
Vanderbilt0-129-16


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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.
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