Cats welcome Bruce and their veteran players back, beat Vols 73-61

Thomas Beisnerover 10 years


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lamb-vargas-tennessee Things seemed to return back to normal Tuesday night.  Bruce Pearl was back on the sideline for Tennessee. Kentucky was back in Rupp Arena.  And, as tends to be the case in those situations, Kentucky handled Tennessee rather easily, winning 73-61.  The Cats were able to cruise thanks to the re-emergence of a trio of veteran players who had been the recipients of Coach Cal's ire on the return from Gainesville.  DeAndre Liggins heeded his coach's advice to be more aggressive and scored 19 points on 5-6 shooting (7-8 from the line) to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.  Josh Harrellson found his way back into form, posting 16 points and 6 rebounds while staying out of foul trouble.  Even Darius Miller, who finished 1-7 from the field, contributed on the glass (6 boards) and attacked the basket when his shots weren't falling.  Sure, there were lapses and things were far from perfect.  But, the Cats handled a talented Tennessee team on an emotional high and did it in a way they've been hoping to do all season.  That's cause for celebration. More in just a few...

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