No. 13 Kentucky looking to bounce back …again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky players hope to make Tuesday night’s last-second overtime loss at Arkansas a memory with a win Saturday against Tennessee.

Coach John Calipari found some positives in the close loss to the Razorbacks despite communications breakdowns by the No. 13 Wildcats (12-4, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). While Kentucky’s last miscue – allowing Michael Qualls to grab a rebound and slam home the game-winning basket – cost the Wildcats the game, Calipari wants his team to learn from it and move on.

Facing rival Tennessee (11-5, 2-1) provides some incentive for Kentucky, which got shellacked 88-58 by the Volunteers last February in Knoxville. That rout was the Wildcats’ first game without injured forward Nerlens Noel.

Kentucky also should have some extra motivation knowing it’s this season’s only scheduled meeting against the Volunteers.

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