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COL BKB: Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61

Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:06 AM   |   Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- DeAndre Liggins scored 19 points and Josh Harrellson added 16 for Kentucky Tuesday in the No. 18 Wildcats' 73-61 win over visiting Tennessee.

The hot-shooting Liggins scored 11 of his points in the first half and was 5-of-6 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line in the win, which ended a two-game conference losing streak for Kentucky (17-6, 5-4 SEC).

Harrellson also had six rebounds in the game. Terrence Jones had 11 boards to go with his 10 points.

Melvin Goins scored 16 points to lead Tennessee (15-9, 5-4) and Josh Bone added 13.

Kentucky led 35-28 at the half and embarked on a 13-0 run early in the second half to put the Wildcats in the driver's seat with a 48-30 advantage at the 16-minute mark. Kentucky maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

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