Nashville, TN – Balanced scoring and a late fourth-quarter run sealed the 69-51 victory for the Lady Vols over Vanderbilt in Memorial Gym Thursday night.
Tennessee (15-9, 6-5 SEC) ended its five-game road losing streak, while Vanderbilt (15-9, 4-7 SEC) dropped its fourth consecutive contest.
Five Lady Vols scored in double figures, including a season-high 18 points from Jaime Nared. Diamond DeShields scored 12 and added nine rebounds. Mercedes Russell posted 11 points and grabbed eight boards. Te’a Cooper scored 11, while Bashaara Graves added 10 points.
Andraya Carter changed the direction of the game with the scoop and score that put the Lady Vols up 10 at the 3:55 mark in the fourth quarter. Carter’s bucket began a 17-5 Tennessee run to end the game.
Tennessee (10-10, 3-5 SEC) at TCU (9-11, 1-7 BIG 12)
Friday, January 30th, 2016 | 1:05pm CT/2:05pm ET
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee breaks from SEC play and closes out the month of January on Saturday when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU in the Vols final non-conference tilt. Game time is set for 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT on ESPN2.
Saturday’s game was scheduled as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. It is the second straight year that the Vols have participated, having picked up a 65-64 victory over Kansas State in last year’s edition.
Tennessee (10-10, 3-5 SEC) is looking to finish its non-conference slate with an 8-5 record, including its first non-league road win of the season. The Vols dropped to .500 overall with a 63-57 setback at Alabama on Tuesday night.
Austin Peay (9-13/2-5 OVC) at Morehead (10-9/4-3 OVC)
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | 6:45pm CT
Morehead, KY – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will hit the road for five straight Ohio Valley Conference games, beginning with Morehead State, 6:45pm, Wednesday, in refurbished Ellis T. Johnson Arena.
The Governors are coming off a heartbreaking 87-86 overtime home defeat by Eastern Illinois, the Panthers scoring on a coast-to-coast layup with 0.3 seconds remaining in the extra session.
UT Athletics Department
Knoxville, TN – A career-high 36 points from Kevin Punter carried Tennessee to its first win over a ranked opponent in more than a year with a 78-69 victory over No. 24/18 South Carolina Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Vols’ last victory over a ranked foe came against No. 19 Arkansas, a 74-69 win, also at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 13th, 2015.
Tennessee’s leading scorer on the season, Punter’s 36 points marked his third 30-point performance of the year. Six of his eight field goals came from beyond the 3-point line. He was nearly flawless, 14-of-15, from the free throw stripe, part of a 30-for-32 performance at the line for the Volunteers.
Tennessee (9-9, 2-4 SEC) vs. #24/#18 South Carolina (17-1, 4-1 SEC)
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 | 12:01pm ET/11:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee wraps up its final homestand of the season on Saturday, playing host to the 24th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff is slated for 12:00pm ET/11:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
After beginning the season 8-0 at home, the Vols (9-9, 2-4 SEC) have dropped their last two contests at the friendly confines of TBA. UT fell by a 92-88 count against No. 21 Texas A&M on January 9th prior to Wednesday’s 88-74 loss to Vanderbilt. South Carolina (17-1, 4-1 SEC) represent the third ranked opponent Tennessee has faced this season and the second to make the trip to Knoxville.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball senior guard Tiasha Gray picked up her first Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week award this season, the league office announced Tuesday.
Gray, of Clarksville, led Austin Peay to victories against Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech last week.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Chris Horton scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while the smothering Austin Peay State University defense limited Jacksonville State to just 30 percent shooting as the Governors rolled to a 73-54 victory, Thursday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action played in Dave Aaron Arena.
The victory improved the Govs to 8-9 overall and 1-1 in the OVC while Jacksonville State fell to 5-13 overall and 1-2 in league play.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Senior guard Tiasha Gray scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and blocked a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer to help Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team escape with a 61-59 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Jacksonville State, Thursday night at the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay (3-11/1-0) vs. Jacksonville State (6-8/1-1)
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 5:15pm CT
Clarksville, TN – Seeking to build on the momentum of its Ohio Valley Conference-opening victory, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team hosts Jacksonville State in a 5:15pm, Thursday contest at the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay (7-9/0-1) vs. Jacksonville State (5-12/1-1)
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 7:30pm CT
Clarksville, TN – With five days to mull over its most recent performance and an opportunity to press the reset button, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team now will seek its first Ohio Valley Conference victory, 7:30pm, Thursday, when it plays host to Jacksonville State, in Dave Aaron Arena.
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