Freshman Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 26 points and No. 13 Kentucky used near-perfect free throw shooting to pull away from Tennessee for a 74-66 victory Saturday. The Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) made 23 of 24 from the line including their first 17 before Aaron Harrison, Andrew's twin, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 32 seconds remaining. The Wildcats had entered the game making 66 percent of their free throws, 63 percent in SEC games. Andrew Harrison made all 10 of his free throw attempts along with a couple of 3-pointers and freshman Julius Randle was 5 of 5 from the free throw line and 6 of 9 from the field for 18 points. Kentucky overcame a nine-point first-half deficit to beat the Volunteers (11-6, 2-2) in this season's lone scheduled meeting between the schools. Trailing 18-9 with 12:16 left in the half, the Wildcats closed with a 25-14 run over the final 11:06 and led by as many as 11 points in the second half. Kentucky was outrebounded 39-24 by the Vols, who made just 16 of 23 from the free throw line. Aaron Harrison finished with 14 points including two from beyond the arc to help the Wildcats finish 7 of 16 from 3-point range. He was 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Jarnell Stokes had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Tennessee, which lost to Kentucky for the 150th time in the series that dates to 1910. Jordan McRae added 17 points and Jeronne Maymon had 12 for the Volunteers.
Andrew Harrison's Big Night Propels Kentucky Past Tennessee
UK Athletics | Jan 19