MAZE: Everything went our way

MAZE ON UK: "To me, they are the best team in the country with five minutes to go and the game close," Maze, who had nine points and five assists, said. "John Wall just finds a way to drive and kick and score.

Tennessee has not lost a game this season when it had the lead with five minutes to play. Yet Tennessee guard Bobby Maze was in a near panic after visiting Kentucky erased a 54-35 deficit to tie the game 65-65 Saturday with 2 minutes, 9 seconds to play.

"They are a well coached team. They have a terrific team and are one of the best teams in the nation with five minutes to play. They win those games all the time," said Maze. "When we were up 19, I knew they would make a run and come back on us. That's why I was worried when they tied the game up."

The Volunteers, though, answered with a 9-0 run as John Wall had two turnovers and Eric Bledsoe and Darius Miller both missed shots.

"To me, they are the best team in the country with five minutes to go and the game close," Maze, who had nine points and five assists, said. "John Wall just finds a way to drive and kick and score.

"Brian Williams taking that charge from John Wall was huge. That was another dunk for (DeMarcus) Cousins when Wall passed if he had not charged. Then it is a different game. That put the game away.

"Everything just went our way, and that's what has to happen if you are going to beat Kentucky. They are so good, you have to have some breaks to beat them. We knew that going into the game and just because we won doesn't mean Kentucky is still not a great team. They are good."


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