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Tennessee Vols Basketball takes on #4 Kentucky Wildcats at home Tuesday

 

Tennessee (10-9, 3-4 SEC) vs. #4/#4 Kentucky (17-2, 7-0 SEC)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee faces border rival Kentucky on Tuesday night when the fourth-ranked Wildcats visit Thompson-Boling Arena for a 8:00pm CT tip. The 221st meeting between the two programs will air on ESPN.

Kentucky (17-2, 7-0 SEC) represents the sixth ranked opponent that the Vols (10-9, 3-4 SEC) have faced this season. On Tuesday, Tennessee will be seeking its first win over a ranked opponent in 2016-17 while also looking to achieve its 69th win over Kentucky in program history. Of UT’s 68 wins — which are the most against the Wildcats of any collegiate team — 22 have come against a ranked UK squad.

The 221st meeting between the Tennessee Vols and Kentucky Wildcats airs on ESPN's Super Tuesday at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols hand Vanderbilt Commodores 91-63 loss

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN After a dominating first half by the Lady Vols, an early attempt at a second half comeback by Vanderbilt was not enough, as Tennessee beat Vanderbilt, 91-63, on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Four Lady Vols (12-7, 3-3 SEC) had double-digit scoring outings with Diamond DeShields leading the way with 23 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Alexa Middleton posted 19 points and seven assists, while Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell had 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Tennessee junior guard Alexa Middleton posted 19 points and seven assists in Lady Vols rout over Vanderbilt Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee junior guard Alexa Middleton posted 19 points and seven assists in Lady Vols rout over Vanderbilt Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Vols cruise past Mississippi State 91-74 Saturday night

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Robert Hubbs III scored 19 points to lead four Vols in double-figures as Tennessee took a 91-74 win over Mississippi State on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee (10-9, 3-4 SEC) limited its mistakes, committing just seven turnovers against the Bulldogs (12-6, 3-3 SEC), and dominated the glass with a season-high 49 rebounds to Mississippi State’s 35. UT’s 14-rebound advantage was also its largest of the season. After an even first half, the Vols used a pair of second-half runs to take control of the game.

UT’s 91 points in the win marked its most in SEC play this season and the most MSU has surrendered this year.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Eli Wright (2) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 91 to 74. (Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Eli Wright (2) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 91 to 74. (Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Lady Vols, Vanderbilt Commodores clash Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (11-7/2-3 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (10-9/0-6 SEC)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 | 4:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee and Vanderbilt meet for the 78th time, as the Lady Vols host the Commodores at 4:00pm CT on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 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. Tiffany Greene (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Commodores.

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

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Area. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hosts Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Area. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Vols Host Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday

 

Tennessee (9-9, 2-4 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (12-5, 3-2 SEC)

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 | 5:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee kicks off a three-game homestand on Saturday when Mississippi State visits Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5:00pm CT on SEC Network.

The Vols (9-9, 2-4 SEC) face their second-straight opponent from the Magnolia State after dropping a Tuesday night contest on the road at Ole Miss. Robert Hubbs III and Lamonte Turner scored 15 points apiece to lead UT while Jordan Bowden added 14 points.

Hubbs continues to lead UT offensively, averaging 14.4 ppg to go along with 4.9 rpg — the second-best mark on the team. Freshman Grant Williams, who paces the team with 5.7 rpg and 2.1 bpg, is second on the team in scoring at 10.5 ppg.

The Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday night at 4:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA Applauds Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for Addressing Transportation Funding

 

Tennessee Improve Act a Good Starting Point for Sustainable Transportation Funding

AAAKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday a comprehensive transportation funding plan that also includes a tax cut on food and manufacturing.

The proposal is called the IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

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Tennessee National Guard to support 58th Presidential Inauguration

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – More than three hundred and thirty Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard will support the 58th Presidential Inauguration this week in Washington, D.C.
 
The 194th Engineer Brigade (Army), headquartered in Jackson, has 304 Soldiers providing command and control for Military Police Soldiers performing stationary security at different locations.  A logistics team of supply and maintenance personnel are providing support for the MPs and a Religious Support Team.

Tennessee National Guard soldiers head to Washington D.C. to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. (Tennessee National Guard)

Tennessee National Guard soldiers head to Washington D.C. to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. (Tennessee National Guard)

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Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to take on Auburn Tigers, Thursday

 

NR/RV Tennessee Lady Vols (11-6/2-2 SEC) vs. Auburn Tigers (13-5/3-1 SEC)

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 | 6:02pm CT
Auburn, AL | Auburn Arena

UT Lady VolsAuburn, AL – Tennessee will look to carry the momentum following a big win over #6 Notre Dame into its match-up against Auburn on Thursday at 6:00pm CT (7:00pm ET) at Auburn Arena.

The game will be carried on SECN+ 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. Brit Bowen (PxP) and Joe Ciampi (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Tigers.

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

Tennessee returns to conference play and heads on the road for a Thursday match-up at Auburn. Tip is slated for 6:02pm CT at Auburn Arena. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Vols loses at Ole Miss Rebels, 80-69

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsOxford, MS Despite three players finishing in double figures the Tennessee Men’s Basketball team suffered an 80-69 setback at the hands of Ole Miss on Tuesday.

After trailing most of the first half, the Vols (9-9, 2-4 SEC) shot out of the gate in the second and raced to a 52-39 lead after Admiral Schofield converted a layup along the baseline at the 15-minute mark. Very little went right for UT following that basket as the homestanding Rebels (11-7, 2-4 SEC) outscored UT 41-17 over the final 15 minutes.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) handles the ball against Mississippi Rebels guard Terence Davis (3) during the first half at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. (Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) handles the ball against Mississippi Rebels guard Terence Davis (3) during the first half at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. (Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Lady Vols rallies to beat #6 Notre Dame, 71-69

 

Tennessee Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Jaime Nared drained the winning jumper with 10.3 seconds remaining, Diamond DeShields scored 20 points and Tennessee clawed its way back to seize a 71-69 upset win over No. 6/6 Notre Dame on Monday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

After trailing for most of the game, the Lady Vols (11-6) flipped the script on Notre Dame (16-3) in an exciting fourth quarter. The win was Tennessee’s first against Notre Dame since March 30th, 2008, ending a six-game losing streak to the Fighting Irish.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard/forward Jaime Nared (31) makes the game winning shot against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 71 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard/forward Jaime Nared (31) makes the game winning shot against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 71 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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