Kentucky beats Tennessee, a key win for NCAA tournament hopes

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Three timelines collided at Rupp Arena Saturday afternoon.

Kentucky’s troubled past. His exciting presence. And what looks like a bright future.

The present: Great Britain prevailed with No. 11 Tennessee and dominated their border state rival en route to a 66-54 victory.

The win gave the Wildcats (18-9, SEC 9-5) a regular-season win in the Volunteers — both with a Tennessee team ranked in the top 10 in the Associated Press poll at the time of the games. It was also Kentucky’s second Quad 1 win — the competitions that are the most important factor in determining a team’s NCAA worthiness — in four days, after Wednesday’s 71-68 win over Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi .

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