VIDEO: Lamonte Turner Nails Go-Ahead Three vs. Kentucky

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    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Tennessee was 7-of-9 from three in the first half against Kentucky on Saturday afternoon in the SEC Tournament semifinals. Then, the Vols went stone cold in the second half and missed their first nine three-pointers. The Wildcats capitalized and led by eight points with 2:58 left in the game.

    Then, the Vols finally found their stroke from deep.

    Admiral Schofield hit a three with 1:59 to go to pull UT within two points, 74-72. On Tennessee’s next possession, Grant Williams sank a three to give the Vols a 75-74 lead. P.J. Washington gave Kentucky the lead back with a bucket in the paint with 1:06 to go.

    After making two-straight threes, the Vols needed another bucket. And Lamonte Turner responded.

    With 30 seconds to go, Turner drained his first three of the game, and that bucket gave Tennessee a two-point lead. Kentucky couldn’t score on the ensuing possession, and Jordan Bone drew a foul and made two free throws to extend UT’s lead to four.

    The Vols would end up winning 82-78, and Turner’s three was the deciding factor.

    Here’s video from our vantage point on the court of Turner’s three:

    Turner finished with just seven points and was only 3-of-9 from the floor and 1-of-4 from three, but his one three was a big one. He also pulled down three rebounds and totaled two assists.

    Tennessee fans and players celebrated shortly after the final buzzer. Here are a couple videos of the post-game reaction: