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Hopson buries 3, Cats

Vol players celebrate the win over Kentucky

Family members always envisioned him hitting the game-winning shot in a Kentucky basketball game. They just thought he'd be wearing blue, not orange, when it happened.

In a storybook finish rich with irony, Hopkinsville native Scotty Hopson drained a clutch 3-pointer with 37.6 seconds left to seal No. 19 Tennessee's 74-65 upset of the second-ranked Wildcats Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. "I guess there's mixed feelings back home," Hopson said, grinning sheepishly. "I know my family ... they're all Kentucky fans, but I'm sure they're happy for me." Although... Recommended Stories