By LARRY VAUGHT
Remember during the preseason that it was Mississippi State coach Ben Howland who said he thought Tennessee, not Kentucky, should be favored to win the SEC championship — a statement that UK fans didn’t like one bit.
However, guess who is No. 1 in the COUNTRY this week? Yes, it is 16-1 Tennessee. The Vols are unbeaten in SEC play and obviously lead the league.
But that doesn’t mean Howland is not impressed with Kentucky, which jumped to No. 8 in the rankings after its win at Auburn, going into Tuesday night’s game in Rupp Arena.