Kentucky basketball buries Tennessee with offensive onslaught

 Freshman  Jr. scored a career-high 28 points,  returned from injury to add 21 points and No. 18 shot a season-high 68% percent to blow out No. 22 107-79 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) rolled the Volunteers on an emotional day that began with news of the death of former coach at 93.

Hall led the program to its fourth national championship in 1978. He was close with current coach John Calipari, who paid tribute to his friend and mentor by gripping a rolled-up program and starting in a 1-3-1 defense against their border rivals.

then unleashed its most energetic performance this season before its biggest crowd in a while, an effort helped by the return of point guard Wheeler from a neck injury. The Wildcats made their first five shots and 22 of 28 by halftime, with their 78.6% shooting tying a program record set in the first half against Mississippi on Jan. 14, 1981 (11 of 14).

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