Tennessee basketball fans react to blowout loss vs. UK: 'Vols getting run out of the gym'

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The No. 23 Tennessee men's basketball team suffered its most lopsided defeat of the 2021-22 season on Saturday against No. 17 Kentucky.

The Wildcats defeated the Volunteers 107-79 at Rupp Arena. Kentucky's TyTy Washington Jr. led all scorers with 28 points, while Santiago Vescovi led UT with 20.

The blowout loss snapped Tennessee's two-game winning streak in Lexington, Kentucky, and marked the most points allowed by the Volunteers all season. It's also the first time UT has surrendered 100 points since 2006.

Tennessee fell to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in Southeastern Conference play with the loss, and fans didn't mince words about the Volunteers' performance on social media.

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Other Tennessee fans decided to give credit to Kentucky for its solid play. The Wildcats shot 67.9% from the field and 61.1% from 3-point range against the Volunteers, who were ranked as the No. 2 defensive team in the country by Ken Pomeroy heading into Saturday's game.

One Tennessee fan tried cheering everyone up by tweeting a video of a puppy eating a pup cup for the first time.

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Tennessee next plays at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday. Jan. 18, against Vanderbilt in Nashville.

This article originally appeared on Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee basketball fans react to lopsided loss vs. Kentucky Wildcats

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