Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 SEC) beat Kentucky (5-6, 2-6) for the 29th time in their last 30 meetings. Kentucky lost its fifth straight overall in a matchup between two teams chasing their first bowl bids since 2010.
Tennessee opened the 2014-15 season with an 85-69 defeat at the hands of #15 VCU in the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy. The game marked the regular-season debut for Donnie Tyndall as the Vols' head coach.