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Tennessee Lady Vols take care of Arkansas, 59-46

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Led by Mercedes Russell’s 15th double-double of the season, Tennessee took care of business over Arkansas, 59-46, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.

After a 2:52 scoring drought by UT to start the first quarter, Russell got things going for the Lady Vols (17-10, 8-6 SEC) by scoring the first five points. She finished the day with 13 points and 10 rebounds, passing Candace Parker for the third most double-doubles by a junior in Tennessee history.

Jaime Nared broke out of her recent shooting slump to account for a game-high 19 points behind 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. She added nine rebounds and two steals in the contest despite early foul trouble.

Mercedes Russell #21 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Mercedes Russell #21 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Basketball rolls over Missouri Tigers 90-70

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A pair of 20-point scorers led Tennessee to a 90-70 victory over Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Grant Williams led the Vols with 25 points and was on fire from the charity stripe, where he made 12 of his 13 shots. It marked Williams’ third game this season in which he has made at least 10 free throws.

Robert Hubbs III dropped 21 points to go along with eight rebounds in the contest. The senior wing is six points shy of 1,000 for his career.

In the second half, the Vols (15-12, 7-7 SEC) carried over their momentum from the first stanza and outscored Missouri, 49-42, to cruise to the win. Tennessee’s lead was insurmountable for the Tigers, who never pulled closer than seven points in the game after UT’s first-half run.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) during the first half against the Missouri Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) during the first half against the Missouri Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play host to Arkansas Razorbacks, Sunday

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (16-10/7-6 SEC) vs. Arkansas (13-13/2-11 SEC)

Sunday, February 19th, 2017 | 2:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – #RV/RV Tennessee returns home on Sunday afternoon to face Arkansas in the first of back-to-back games at Thompson-Boling Arena, as the Lady Vols look to gain momentum heading into the SEC Tournament.

The game tips off at 2:00pm CT and will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Paul Sunderland (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Razorbacks.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Arkansas Razoerbacks at Thompson-Boling Arena Sunday at 2:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Vols take on Missouri Tigers Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee (14-12/6-7 SEC) vs. Missouri (7-17/2-10 SEC)

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | 12:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee returns to Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, taking on Missouri in a 12:00pm CT tip on SEC Network.

Both teams come into Saturday’s contest looking to get back on the right track. The Vols (14-12, 6-7 SEC) have dropped two straight contests, suffering its most recent defeat at No. 13 Kentucky, 83-58, on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Tigers (7-18, 2-11 SEC) are looking to return to their winning ways after falling to Alabama on Wednesday night, 57-54.

Tennessee Men's Basketball's Saturday tip-off against Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball’s Saturday tip-off against Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

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Roxy Regional Theatre stages “The Diary of Anne Frank”, February 17th – March 4th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre opens its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” this Friday.

The play is based on the diary kept by its namesake during the two years she and her family spent in hiding from the Nazis. The Frank family was eventually apprehended and Anne died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Her father, Otto Frank, was the family’s only survivor and had a hand in getting his daughter’s writing published. Today the diary has been published in more than 60 languages.

Virginia Richardson stars in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Roxy Regional Theatre

Virginia Richardson stars in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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One in Three Americans will take a Family Vacation this Year according to AAA

 

Tennessee Travel Sales for January are up 29% Year-over-Year from 2016

AAAKnoxville, TN – Millions of families have started to make getaway plans for Spring Break, summer vacation and long holiday weekends throughout the year.

According to a recent AAA survey, more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) are planning to take a vacation of 50 miles or more away from home involving two or more immediate family members this year. 

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AAA reports Gas Prices Stay Steady

 

Some of the lowest regional average gas prices are found in Clarksville and Hopkinsville.

AAATampa, FL Prices at the pump rose slightly this week. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.279 today, up nearly a penny from last week, down 8 cents from a month ago and an increase of 58 cents over last year. 

“Low demand is keeping downward pressure on gasoline prices,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “OPEC’s cuts are being offset by increases in domestic oil production, high gasoline and oil inventories and a drop in gasoline demand. Gas prices should remain steady in the near-term before taking their seasonal upswing as we head into the spring.”

The price at the pump see little movement this week according to AAA. (AAA)

The price at the pump see little movement this week according to AAA. (AAA)

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Tennessee Vols take on #13 Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena, Tuesday

 

Tennessee (14-11/6-6 SEC) at #13/#11 Kentucky (20-5/10-2 SEC)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 6:04pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee heads to Lexington for a Tuesday-night showdown with No. 13 Kentucky. Tipoff at Rupp Arena is slated for 6:00pm CT on ESPN.

The Vols (14-11, 6-6 SEC) and Wildcats (20-5, 10-2 SEC) are meeting for the second time in three weeks. In the first meeting between the border rivals, UT picked up an 82-80 victory over fourth-ranked UK in Knoxville. Tennessee was led that night by 25 points from Robert Hubbs III.

Hubbs continues to lead the Vols in scoring, averaging 14.3 ppg.

Tuesday's border battle rematch between Tennessee and Kentucky tips off at 6:00pm CT on ESPN. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols come up short against Texas A&M Aggies

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Texas A&M’s Khaalia Hillsman scored the game-winning putback with four seconds left as No. 24/25 Tennessee fell to the Aggies, 61-59 on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mercedes Russell led the Lady Vols (16-9, 7-5 SEC) with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season. Texas A&M (19-6, 9-3 SEC) outscored UT 14-5 in the fourth quarter to maintain third place in the conference standings.

Alexa Middleton scored 14 points and recorded four assists, and Jaime Nared added nine points and seven rebounds.

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (16-8/7-4 SEC) vs. #RV/RV Texas A&M Aggies (18-6/8-3 SEC)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Coming down the final stretch of the regular season, #24/25 Tennessee faces off against #RV/RV Texas A&M in a key SEC showdown on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game tips off at 1:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPNU and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Paul Sunderland (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Aggies.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols play Texas A&M Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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