UK Basketball: The good, bad and ugly from Kentucky vs Tennessee - Tue 19 Feb 01:54 GMT

A special weekend is Lexington was highlighted by Kentucky’s convincing win over the top-ranked Vols.

UK Basketball: The good, bad and ugly from Kentucky vs Tennessee

  With Lexington abuzz with College GameDay and the nation’s No. 1 team in town, the Cats rose to the occasion and ran past Tennessee, 86-69.

  That’s the only way to describe PJ Washington’s performance over Tennessee on Saturday night as the 6-foot-7 sophomore finished with a game-high 23 points on 9/12 shooting from the field.

  Big Blue Nation As usual, Kentucky fans came out in full force on Saturday, beginning with a packed Memorial Coliseum for ESPN’s College GameDay and ending with the third-largest crowd in Rupp Arena history.

  BAD Zone Offense It’s hard to find fault in a 17-point win over the No. 1 team in the country, but Kentucky’s zone offense continued to look out of synch, maybe even awkward at times, as Tennessee’s 2-3 zone in the second half sparked a brief run to make things interesting.

  I understand that Calipari has a set lineup with Washington and Travis in the post, but Montgomery was fantastic again on Saturday against Tennessee with six points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of action.