Kentucky finds footing in upset of 5th ranked Tennessee in Knoxville

head coach has implored his team to fight all season. Fight on defense. Fight for rebounds. Fight for loose balls. Fight through tough times.

On Saturday, the Cats needed to bring the fight even more. was without starting point guard and forward Daimion Collins, who both missed the game due to injury.

The task would be a tough one as the Cats visited fifth-ranked in Knoxville, where the Vols had won 25 in a row at home.

Things did not start well for the Cats, who fell behind 8-0 early. But the Cats showed plenty of fight, scoring the next 10 points to lead for the first time. Later in the first half, would trail 23-21, but the Cats fought back again, closing the half on a 12-3 run to lead 33-26 at the break.

would make a run in the second have, as would be expected. The Vols scored five in a row in the middle of the second half to take a 43-41 lead.

But the Cats, again, showed fight. hit a three, then another jumper, giving a 46-43 lead with 7:54 to play.

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