Kentucky Shocks No. 3 Tennessee 72-66

Badgers gnaw Wolverines, Bulldogs chomp Bluejays
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2008 12:41 AM CST
Kentucky Shocks No. 3 Tennessee 72-66
Kentucky bench players celebrate during the second half of their basketball game against Tennessee in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Kentucky upset Tennessee 72-66. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)   (Associated Press)

Billy Gillispie got perhaps his biggest win so far as the first-year coach of Kentucky, stunning No. 3 Tennessee in a signature 72-66 win. The high-scoring Volunteers were held to just 39% shooting from the field—7 of 26 from long range—and the Wildcats' ball-control offense ensured a manageable pace. Also in college hoops:

  • No. 22 Drake celebrated its first ranked game in 33 years with a 68-60 overtime win; Josh Young's three-pointer put the Bulldogs ahead for good.
  • No. 11 Wisconsin staved off a feisty Michigan team, 64-61, despite giving up a 36-24 rebounding edge.
(Read more NCAA stories.)

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