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APSU Basketball’s Matt Figger named OVC Coach of the Year

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger and the dynamic low-post duo of senior Averyl Ugba and freshman Terry Taylor are all new to the Ohio Valley Conference, but they have left an indelible impact on the league.

Tuesday, Figger was named OVC Coach of the Year, while Taylor earned Freshman of the Year honors. Taylor and Ugba, the graduate transfer from Grambling State, both were named First-Team All-OVC and to the All-Newcomer team via a vote of the league coaches and sports information directors.

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols heads to Florida to take on the Gators

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols at Florida Gators

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (21-6, 9-5 SEC) makes its last road trip of the regular season, traveling to Gainesville to face Florida (11-16, 3-11 SEC) on Thursday at 6:02pm CT.

This will mark the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 50-4 series advantage, including 20-2 in Gainesville.

The Lady Vols and Gators also played in Tennessee’s 28th game last season as well, with the Big Orange coming away with a 74-70 victory in Knoxville on February 23rd.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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APSU Basketball beats Eastern Illinois 76-69 for 10th OVC Win

 

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APSU Men's BasketballCharleston, IL – For the first time since 2010-11, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball picked up its 10th victory in Ohio Valley Conference play, knocking off Eastern Illinois in a 76-69 slugfest at Lantz Arena.

With the win, the Govs (15-11, 10-4 OVC) maintain their spot in the third place in the league. The Panthers fall to 9-16, 5-9 in league play.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball gets 76-69 win at Eastern Illinois, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball gets 76-69 win at Eastern Illinois, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball unable to contain Murray State in 84-63 loss

 

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APSU Men's BasketballMurray, KY – Round One of the men’s basketball portion of the 2017-18 Heritage Bank Battle of the Border went to archrival Murray State, which held off Austin Peay State University men’s basketball in an 84-63 decision at the CFSB Center, Thursday.

The loss drops the Governors to 14-11, 9-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Racers improve to 19-5, 11-2 in the league, to remain in second place.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball falls at Murray State 84-63 Thursday night at the CFSB Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball falls at Murray State 84-63 Thursday night at the CFSB Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Arkansas to take on Razorbacks, Thursday

 

#11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols at Arkansas

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | 7:00pm CT
Fayetteville, AR | Bud Walton Arena |

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 11/11 Tennessee (19-4, 7-3 SEC) is back on the road Thursday night, February 8th, traveling to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-11, 3-7 SEC) at Bud Walton Arena. Tip-off is slated for 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET).

This will mark the Lady Vols’ first visit to Arkansas since January 14th, 2016, when they dropped a 64-59 decision to the Razorbacks.

Points have been hard to come by for the visiting teams in this series of late, with UT scoring 60, 60 and 59 in its last three trips to Bud Walton and UA tallying 60, 57 and 46 in its last three treks to Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee Women's Basketball is on the road Thursday at Arkansas. Tip off is at 7:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball is on the road Thursday at Arkansas. Tip off is at 7:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt

 

#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols at Vanderbilt

Sunday, January 4th, 2018 | 1:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium | TV: ESPNU

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 12/13 Tennessee (18-4, 6-3 SEC) heads to the mid-state for a Sunday matinee at Vanderbilt (6-17/2-7). Tipoff is slated for 1:02pm CT (2:02pm ET) at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville.

This will mark the second meeting this season between these teams. The (then) #7/7 Lady Vols held off Vanderbilt in Knoxville on January 7th by a score of 86-73. That victory gave Tennessee a 15-0 record at that point.

UT has gone 3-4 since the last meeting, facing the most difficult part of its schedule. That stretch included consecutive tilts at #17/16 Texas A&M (L, 76-79 OT), at #9/8 South Carolina (W, 86-70), at #5/5 Notre Dame (L, 70-84) and vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (L, 52-71) as well as contests vs. Ole Miss (W, 75-66), at LSU (L, 59-70) and vs. #14/12 Texas A&M (W, 82-67).

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Vanderbilt in Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14/12 Texas A&M Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14/12 Texas A&M

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 12/13 Tennessee (17-4, 5-3 SEC) will try to get back on the winning track when it plays host to #14/12 Texas A&M (17-5/6-2) on Thursday. An early tipoff time of 5:32pm CT is on tap at Thompson-Boling Arena.

This will mark the second meeting this season between these teams. The (then) #17/16 Aggies held serve at Reed Arena on January 11th, turning back the (then) #6/6 Lady Vols in overtime, 79-76. That setback ended a 15-0 start for Tennessee. Including that contest, the Big Orange women have gone 2-4 since opening the season in perfect fashion.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Texas A&M Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 5:32pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#10 Tennessee Lady Vols take on Ole Miss Rebels Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#10 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Ole Miss

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 10/10 Tennessee (16-3, 4-2 SEC) returns to Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night, January 25th, 2018 for its second straight home contest, playing host to Ole Miss (11-8, 1-5 SEC) at 6:02pm CT.

The match-up will be the Lady Vols’ first against an unranked foe since Vanderbilt played on The Summitt on January 7th.

Facing a gauntlet of four ranked teams in 11 days, including three top-10 squads and two in the top five, UT has dropped two in a row and three of its last four games.

Tennessee Women's Basketball to play Ole Miss at Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday night. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols play #3/3 Mississippi State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/3 Mississippi State

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 2:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/7 Tennessee (16-2, 4-1 SEC) is back at home after a three-game road swing and steps back into conference play with a match-up vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (19-0, 5-0 SEC) on Sunday. Tip-off vs. the defending NCAA runner-up Bulldogs is set for 2:02pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Sunday’s tilt is the Lady Vols’ fourth straight game against a ranked foe, the third consecutive vs. a top-10 team and the second in a row over a top-five squad. This marks the second run of four straight ranked opponents during the Holly Warlick era.

UT beat #22/NR North Carolina and #18/20 Texas, then lost to #3/3 Baylor and #1/1 Stanford in 2012-13 (her first year as head coach).

Tennessee Women's Basketball returns home to take on Mississippi State Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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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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