Kentucky tries to end Vols' 19-game run

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(AP) -- Tennessee is No. 1 and on a school-record 19-game winning streak.

It only gets harder from here.

The Volunteers (23-1, 11-0 SEC) will visit No. 5 Kentucky (20-4, 9-2) in Lexington on Saturday, the first of two meetings against the Wildcats in a two-week span. In the middle of that, on Feb. 23 on the road, will be the regular-season's only game against No. 19 LSU.

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