The Kentucky Wildcats finally picked up a Quadrant 1 victory, defeating No. 5 Tennessee 63-56 at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday afternoon.
The win finally added something to Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament resume. The victory alone doesn’t push Kentucky into the NCAA Tournament picture but it’s a step in the right direction in mid-January.
As a result of the win, the Wildcats climbed 23 spots in the updated NET rankings Sunday morning, up to No. 42.
Below is a breakdown of Kentucky’s win/loss record in relation to the NET Rankings.
Kentucky’s highest ranking in the NET this season was No. 27 back on Dec 10. Their lowest was entering Knoxville at No. 65. Big step in the right direction with the win vs. the Vols.
— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 15, 2023