Social Media Reacts to Tennessee Win, Kentucky Loss

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    #15 Saint Peter’s Stuns #2 Kentucky In Overtime

    Kentucky and Tennessee will always go hand in hand. Whether it’s on the basketball court, the football field, or somewhere in between, the rivalry between the Vols and the Cats will always be heated and historic.

    On Friday afternoon in Indiana’s Gainbridge Fieldhouse,  No. 3 Tennessee handily took down No. 14 Longwood by a score of 88 to 56. Immediately following the Tennessee game, Kentucky took the same court but came away with a different outcome. Second-seeded Kentucky was upset by No. 15 Saint Peter’s on Friday night to officially close the Wildcats’ season. Kentucky fell by a score of 85 to 79  in overtime.

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    As the evening came to a close, the social media world lit up while reacting to Tennessee’s win and Kentucky’s loss. From national and local media members to former Tennessee players and more, here are some of the top social media reactions from Friday’s first round of the NCAA Tournament regarding Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.