Kentucky has achieved many historic events as a basketball program. On Saturday, the Wildcats achieved another historic event in a season that seemed unlikely to accomplish much of anything.

The Wildcats came into Knoxville with a record of 10-6 to take on No. 5 Tennessee. After a strong start in the first half, Kentucky held on to win 63-56 over a top-10 Tennessee squad in Knoxville for the first time in men’s program history.

Forward Oscar Tshiebwe (15 points) and guard CJ Fredrick (13 points) were the key starters for the Wildcats while guard Antonio Reeves (18 points) provided extra support off the bench.

Kentucky shot 18-of-51 (35.3%) in field goals and 22-of-25 (88%) at the free-throw line. Tennessee was 23-of-57 (40.4%) in field goals but only got to the free-throw line for 10 attempts.

Kentucky came into the game with a 0-3 record versus top 25 teams. The Wildcats have won their second SEC game this season in the first 5 games in SEC play. This loss to Kentucky is Tennessee’s first loss in SEC play.