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#21 Tennessee Vols travel to Columbia to take on Missouri Tigers

 

#21 Tennessee Vols at Missouri

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, MO – Riding a three-game winning streak, the 21st-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are back on the road this week, beginning with a trip to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night. The game will tip at 8:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (12-4, 3-2 SEC) have picked up their offense since starting SEC play, ranking as the No. 2 scoring attack in the conference with 84.0 ppg through five contests. Grant Williams continues to shine for UT, leading the team in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.7 rpg) this season. The sophomore forward had a historic performance during Tennessee’s win at Vanderbilt last Tuesday, dropping a career-high 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting in 33 minutes, an effort that earned him SEC Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Tennessee Men's Basketball at Missouri Tigers Wednesday night. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#24/23 Tennessee Vols beats Texas A&M 75-62 for third straight win

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Kyle Alexander scored a career-high 14 points and No. 24/23 Tennessee held off Texas A&M on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, 75-62.

The Vols (12-4, 3-2 SEC) forced 17 Texas A&M turnovers, the second-most of the season for the Aggies, on their way to a third-straight SEC win. The win was also Tennessee’s first over Texas A&M in Knoxville since the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, and the first time the Vols had strung together three straight SEC wins since January 21st-31st, 2017 (Mississippi State, Kentucky, Kansas State).

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots the ball against Texas A&M Aggies center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots the ball against Texas A&M Aggies center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols begin three game road trip at #9/8 South Carolina

 

#6 Tennessee Lady Vols at #9/8 South Carolina

Sunday, January 13th, 2018 | 12:02pm CT
Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena |  ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee (15-1, 3-1 SEC) continues its arduous three-game road swing with a stop in Columbia, SC, to take on No. 9/8 South Carolina (14-2, 3-1 SEC) in a contest slated to tip at 12:02pm CT on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.

This marks the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, and the Lady Vols and Gamecocks will face off again on February 25th in UT’s Senior Day game in Knoxville.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with South Carolina is the second of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#23 Tennessee Vols tangle with Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

#23 Tennessee vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will look to extend their two-game winning streak Saturday with a victory over Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will tip at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

After dropping its first two conference games, Tennessee (11-4, 2-2 SEC) used a second-half comeback to down No. 17 Kentucky last Saturday in front of a sold-out UT crowd. The Vols followed up that performance by going on the road and rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat in-state rival Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

Tennessee Men's Basketball to host Texas A&M Aggies at Thompson-Boling Area Saturday night. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to face #17 Texas A&M

 

#6 Tennessee at #17/16 Texas A&M

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | 6:10pm CT
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee begins a three-game road swing, as the Lady Vols travel to College Station, Texas, to face No. 17/16 Texas A&M at 6:10pm CT (7:10pm ET) on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with Texas A&M is the first of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20.  The Lady Vols and Aggies will be meeting for the 11th time overall and third time in College Station during the series.

The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 16-0 for only the fourth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.  The last time Tennessee began a season 16-0, the Lady Vols extended the streak to 18 games before finally falling during the 2005-06 season en route to a 31-5 overall record and an Elite Eight finish.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Texas A&M Thursday at Reed Arena. Tip off is at 6:10pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols surge in Fourth Period to defeat Vanderbilt, 86-73

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Redshirt senior Mercedes Russell paced No. 7 Tennessee with a career-high 33 points, as the seventh-ranked Lady Volunteers pulled away from Vanderbilt in the fourth period to secure an 86-73 victory Sunday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena.

With the win, the Lady Vols improved to 15-0, 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play, and won their 11th consecutive home game dating back to last season. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, fell to 4-13, 0-3 SEC.

Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also had a career day for the Big Orange, pouring in 17 points and grabbing five rebounds. Senior Jaime Nared chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and six steals as the Lady Vols remained unbeaten through their first 15 games for the fourth time in school history. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols hold off Kentucky for 76-65 win at Thompson-Bowling Arena

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TNAdmiral Schofield scored 20 points and recorded nine rebounds to lead the 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to a 76-65 victory over No. 17 Kentucky on Saturday night at a sold out Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The Vols (10-4, 1-2 SEC) shot 54 percent from the field in the second half while using a strong defensive effort to outscore the Wildcats (12-3, 2-1 SEC) in the final period, 47-28, and earn their first conference victory of the season. Grant Williams stepped up offensively down the stretch, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the second half on 7-for-9 shooting.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) brings the ball up court against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) brings the ball up court against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols host Vanderbilt Commodores, Sunday

 

#7 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 | 11:02am CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 7/7 Tennessee (14-0, 2-0 SEC) closes out a two-game home stand with an in-state rivalry match-up against Vanderbilt (4-12, 0-2 SEC) at 11:02am CT on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols and Commodores will meet for the 79th time overall and the 33rd time in Knoxville during the series.

Tennessee will be aiming to go 15-0 for only the fourth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era. The last time Tennessee began a season 15-0, the Lady Vols extended the streak to 18 games before finally falling during the 2005-06 season en route to a 31-5 overall record and an Elite Eight finish.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on rival Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 11:02am CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#23 Tennessee Vols plays #17 Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Area, Saturday

 

#23 Tennessee vs. #17 Kentucky

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers look to gain momentum with a win over No. 17 Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday night after a slow start to conference play. The game—already announced as a sellout—will tip at 8:00pm CT and will be televised on the SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN

Tennessee (9-4, 0-2 SEC) is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this season, most recently dropping a 94-84 contest to Auburn on Tuesday.
 
UT has several players who can provide a spark offensively on any given night, as Lamonte Turner (25) and Grant Williams (22) both eclipsed the 20-point margin against the Tigers earlier in the week.

Tennessee Men's Basketball take on Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday night. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols get 70-59 win over Auburn Thursday night

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior Jaime Nared recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 7/7 Tennessee to a 70-59 victory over Auburn (10-4, 1-1 SEC) on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. The win snapped a seven-game win streak for the Tigers and moved Tennessee to 14-0 for only the fifth time in school history.
 
Freshman Evina Westbrook chipped in a career-high 18 points and a game-high six assists, while senior Mercedes Russell added 10 points and four blocks on the night for Tennessee as the Lady Vols improved to 8-0 at home this season.
 
Daisa Alexander paced Auburn in scoring with 16 points, while Tiffany Lewis and Janiah McKay each added 10.

Tennessee Women's Basketball moved to 14-0 on the season with 70-59 victory over Auburn at Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball moved to 14-0 on the season with 70-59 victory over Auburn at Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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