KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Coach Cuonzo Martin said his Tennessee Volunteers are better now than when they nearly upset Kentucky in Knoxville. He also knows there's no reason for people to believe it just yet.
That's because the Vols (10-11, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) haven't won on the road.
It will be tough to change that this week.
The Vols travel to Lexington on Tuesday to face the top-ranked Wildcats (20-1, 7-0), who are 46-0 under coach John Calipari at Rupp Arena.
Tennessee most recent road trip resulted in a 65-47 loss at Vanderbilt. The Vols nearly pulled out wins at Mississippi State and Georgia but couldn't close out either game.
Calipari agrees Tennessee has improved since Kentucky's 65-62 win in Knoxville on Jan. 14 and is glad the rematch is at Rupp.
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