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VIDEO: Reeves, Sheppard Spark No. 15 Cats to Impressive Win over No. 4 Tennessee

Kentucky coach John Calipari in a postgame session with the news media following UK's victory over Tennessee Saturday afternoon in Knoxville.

No. 15 Kentucky completed its regular season on a winning note as the Wildcats captured their fifth straight game after defeating No. 4 Tennessee 85-81 Saturday afternoon in Knoxville. With the win, the Cats finished in a tie for second place in the SEC, earning a double bye in the SEC Tournament in Nashville. They will play on Friday night against the winner of the Mississippi-Texas A&M game.

Kentucky freshman Reed Sheppard (File Photo)

UK, which is 5-2 this season against ranked opponents, finished with a regular season record of 23-8, including 13-5 in SEC, while Tennessee, which earlier won the SEC regular season title, dropped to 24-7 overall (14-4 mark). 

UK senior Antonio Reeves gunned in 27 points, his seventh straight 20-point game and 18th of the season. He grabbed seven rebounds, the second game in a row he led the Wildcats in rebounding.  Freshman Reed Sheppard added 27 points, including 22 in the second half.  He made 7 of 10 on three-pointers. He also led the team in assists with five.

Freshman Justin Edwards had 16 points, including his career-high-tying 4 three-pointers. He also grabbed six rebounds and led the Wildcats in plus/minus at +13.

Limited to 17 minutes because of foul trouble, UK's Rob Dillingham scored 11 points, his 25th double-figure scoring game of the season.  

Tennessee's Dalton Knecht hit a game-high 40 points. It is the most for a Kentucky opponent since Elston Turner of Texas A&M tallied 40 in 2013.

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