LEXINGTON, Ky -- It may be Valentines Day, but don't look for a lot of love to be shown between the Cats and Vols tonight at Rupp Arena. It's a battle of SEC rivals, Tennessee and Kentucky. Tennessee is looking to sweep the Cats while the Cats want to extract some revenge on the visitors from Rocky Top.
Tennessee (14-11, 6-6) beat then 4th ranked Kentucky (20-5, 10-2) 82-80 in Knoxville three weeks ago. The 13th ranked Cats are coming off a road win over Alabama while the Vols lost to Georgia Saturday by 1.
These teams have met on the basketball court 221 times, UK holds a substantial lead in the series 152-69. Tip-off at Rupp Arena is set for 7:00 p.m. ET